Businessman hacked to death in Gaibandha, fire in protest

A 35-year-old businessman Rokon Sardar was stabbed to death in Balua Bazar of Ramchandrapur Union in Gaibandha Sadar Upazila. Excited crowds set fire to their homes and businesses demanding punishment for the accused. The deceased was identified as Rokon Sardar, son of Haru Sardar of Bhagwanpur village under Ramchandrapur union of Sadar upazila. Zillur Rahman, son of Mozammel Sardar of the same village and UP member Sathi Sardar were injured. Ramchandrapur UP chairman Rafiqul Islam confirmed the incident.

It is learned that the conversation took place at Balua Bazar of Ramchandrapur Union in Sadar Upazila on Thursday night over the sale of sweets at Bhai Bhai Hotel and Kazi Hotel. Local Awami League leader and UP member Sathi went to talk to Kazi Hotel owner Bakhate Sohail, son of Kazi Shafiur Rahman, at around 10 pm. At that time, UP member Sohail, his brother Sumon and Sohan attacked his partner and his companions with sharp weapons. At that time, while trying to save his partner, Sohail and his brothers started beating his two uncles Rokon Sardar and Zillur with sharp weapons. Rokon Sardar, Zillur Rahman and UP member Sathi Sardar were seriously injured.

After the locals rescued them and took them to Gaibandha District Hospital, the on-duty doctor declared Rokon Sardar dead. Zillur was rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in critical condition. UP member Sathi Sardar was admitted to Gaibandha District Hospital.

In the wake of the murder of businessman Rokon Sardar, the mob on Friday morning set fire to Sohail, his brother Sumon and Sohan’s business establishment Kazi Hotel and homestead. To protect them from the fire, the goods of the nearby shops were taken out on the Gaibandha-Nakaihat-Gobindganj road. As a result, the traffic on the road was stopped. Later the fire service people went and brought the fire under control. Upon receiving the news, the police went to the spot and brought the situation under control. Additional police have been deployed there. The situation in the area is tense.

Gaibandha Additional Superintendent of Police. Elias Zico said the situation was under police control. Police are conducting operations to arrest the culprits. A case is being filed against the deceased.


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