Police issue update on arrests in Kulsuma Akter case after Habibur Masum charged

Four men who were arrested in connection with the death of Kulsuma Akter have been released on bail, police have confirmed.

Ms Akter, from Oldham, died in an alleged stabbing in Bradford last Saturday (April 6). West Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation following the death of the 27-year-old mum.

On Thursday (April 11), Habibur Masum, 25, appeared at Bradford Magistrates’ Court after being charged with murder. Masum, of Leamington Avenue, Burnley, had also been charged with possession of a bladed article.

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He is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court today (Friday). Following the incident, four other men were arrested in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

In an update posted on the West Yorkshire Police website last night, the force said the men – aged 23, 26, 28 and 29 – had all been released on police bail ‘pending further enquiries’. All of the men were from the West Midlands area.

In full, the update said: “Four men arrested in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire aged 23, 26, 28, and 29, from the West Midlands area, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

Habibur Masum
Habibur Masum
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Speaking to ITV News, Ms Akter’s heartbroken mum emotionally recalled the last time she spoke with her daughter. Speaking from Bangladesh, she said: “On the day she died, I was praying.

“I didn’t talk to her. I spoke to her the day before at Sehri time. We exchanged pleasantries. My grandchild was in her arms my grandchild wanted to come to me.”

Through tears, the grandmother added: “No other mum should suffer like me, no child should be taken away from their mum.”

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