Details: Mahfuz Huq is wanted for the murder of nineteen-year-old Todd Richard Kelley, who was the new boyfriend of Mahfuz’s ex, Christie Mutzfeld. Todd and Christie were from Hamilton, Indiana, a small lakeside resort town. The two met during their junior year of high school and began dating. After graduation, he asked her to marry him, but she declined because she was planning to go to college.
The next fall, she started classes at a college seven miles away. While there, she met Mahfuz and the two began dating. Mahfuz and his parents had immigrated to the United States from Bangledash. Just a few weeks after they started dating, however, he and one of his friends were arrested for three separate robberies. During one robbery, they stole $1,000 worth of jewelry from his aunt. However, he told Christie that it was his friend who was responsible. Mahfuz was placed under house arrest. During this time, he became extremely possessive over Christie. He told her that if he found her with anyone else, he would kill them and then kill her. A few months later, she decided to rekindle her romance with Todd. However, Mahfuz still tried to be a part of Christie’s life. Just two weeks before Todd’s murder, Mahfuz walked ten miles from his house to Christie’s, only to discover that she was out with Todd. On August 7, 1989, Todd was at a friend’s house when Mahfuz appeared unexpectedly. He asked Todd if he was still planning on seeing Christie. Todd said that he would because she said that she loved him. The friend did not think that the two were angry with each other. At 7AM on August 9, 1989, Christie found Todd dead in his home. He had been stabbed seven times in the chest, back, and ribs. Just hours earlier, the two had spent time together in the home. Investigators determined that he had been killed around 3AM. When inspecting the crime scene, they noticed that the body had been cleaned up and moved into the living room from another part of the home. Sheriff L.M. McClelland noticed that there were no sheets on the bed. He also noticed a spot of blood on the floor, near the bathroom door. It is believed that the sheets were used to help clean up the crime scene. The bed sheets have never been found. Cigarette butts found in the front yard matched the brand smoked by Mahfuz. It was also discovered that Todd’s car had been wiped clean and the keys were missing. It was theorized that the killer planned to remove the body from the scene, but was unaware that the car did not work. Investigators were certain that Mahfuz was either involved with or responsible for the murder. However, he vanished before he could be questioned. Investigators then decided to track his movements around the time of the murder. Between 11PM and 1AM on the night of the murder, two eyewitnesses reported seeing him walking barefoot in the direction of Todd’s home. At virtually that same moment, Christie and Todd were together at the home. While there, she heard noises outside, although Todd believed that it was his dog.
Results: Captured. In February of 2011, Huq was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport by the Central Bureau of Investigation. He had been living under aliases in Dhaka, Bangladesh to avoid capture by international authorities. Bangladesh does not have an extradition treaty with the United States. However, India does have an extradition treaty, so when he arrived there, authorities were able to arrest him.
In November of 2013, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after more than three years in jail in both India and Indiana. On March 14, 2014, he was sentenced to forty years in prison. This was the maximum sentence under his plea agreement.
In his confession, Huq stated that he arrived at the home on the night of the murder, only to find Christie and Todd having sex. He claimed that he waited for several hours until Christie left. After she left, he confronted Todd and stabbed him to death. Based on the confession, it is no longer believe that Christie had any involvement in the murder. LINK
It does sound like a joke, but these Bangladeshi men earn as little as $10 a day. The pay is truly miserable. But still, is the hazardous work worth it? As employees of the Dhaka City Corporation, they are seemingly fixing the unfixable. The Bangladeshi capital — a city of over 14 million residents — is suffering from an inadequate drainage system. And the situation often gets out of control as the characteristic heavy rain leads to frequent flooding. Whenever the monsoon hits the country, streets of Dhaka fill with water like a bathtub. The overburdened drains clog several times a month and the low-lying city becomes one messy swimming pool. As disgusting as sewer cleaning sounds, someone has to deal with the situation right away. So the skilled men hold their breath and plunge shirtless into the clogged-up dirt to battle the sludge produced in the tunnels crisscrossing the overcrowded and polluted city. <SNIP> LINK