Mohammed Chowdhury, 46, of Boston, Suffolk Count, Massachusetts, United States and his wife have separated but they are still married. She has since been living with a new boyfriend.
In October 2019, Chowdhury was charged with violating an Abuse Prevention Order prohibiting him from abusing, contacting or coming within a certain distance of his wife. After pleading to sufficient facts, he received a continuance without a finding.
In November 2022, authorities received a tip that Chowdhury was searching for assistance to have his wife murdered. He had paid someone to conduct the murder for hire but that they took the money and did not follow through with his request, according to the tipster.
The tipster gave Chowdhury’s phone number to law enforcement. An undercover agent posed as a contract killer to communicate with Chowdhury about his alleged murder for hire plot.
In December 2022 and January 2023, Chowdhury met with undercover agents posing as the contract killer and their associates on numerous occasions. The Boston man told them his wife would not let him see his children and he wanted them to rob and beat her and her boyfriend so that he would not be a suspect.
Chowdhury gave the undercover agents photographs of his wife and her new boyfriend and information about their residence, employment and and work schedules. The Boston man agreed to pay $4,000 per murder with a deposit of $500.
On January 17, 2023, Chowdhury met with the undercover agents, provided the $500 deposit and confirmed that he wanted the murders committed. He was arrested and charged with one count of murder-for-hire.