Isse’s murder: Statements of witnesses taken

Sumon Miah: He has been charged with the murder of Ismail Umar (Isse) at the ice plant in H. A. Ihavandhoo on June 16, 2017.

The statements of the witnesses presented by the state in the case of Isse’s murder in H.A Ihavandhoo has been taken.

Ismail Umar from Athireege, Lh. Hinnavaru was murdered in the ice plant in H.A Ihavandhoo. A Bangladeshi national named as Sumon Mia was charged with the murder by the state.

The hearing of the case held today was to take the statement of the Doctor who took the medico-legal report in the case. However, the doctor did not attend today’s hearing. This led the judge in the case to move forward with the legal report since it was not refuted by any party in the case. The submission of the medico-legal report concludes the evidence and witness statements presented by the state, while the defense did not present any evidence.

The judge also announced the date of the next hearing in the case which will be on December 5, 2019.

H. A. Ihavandhoo ice plant. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

How Isse was murdered.

Sumon Mia has previously confessed to the murder and recalled the incident in court. Sumon said that he killed Isse, due to marriage problems caused by Isse.

Sumon said that he went to the ice plant with a 12-foot rope to kill Isse. However, he realized that the rope would not be enough to kill Isse, who was sleeping and took a foot-long knife from the room where Isse was sleeping.

Sumon said that Isse had woken up before Sumon could attack him. The resulting tussle saw wounds inflicted on both before Sumon stabbed Isse twice in the neck. When this did not kill Isse, Sumon stabbed Isse a final time after dragging him to the floor. Sumon later left Isse with the knife and rope beside him.

Isse was found murdered on July 16, 2018.