Gaibandha businessman killed, villagers set fire to accused’s house

In Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, agitated villagers set fire to the house of a drug addicted youth accused of killing a businessman named Rokon Sardar.

The fire broke out in Bhagwanpur (Balua Bazar) area of ​​Ramchandrapur union of Sadar upazila around 9am on Friday. Later the police came and took control of the situation.

The deceased was identified as Rokon Sardar, son of Abdur Rauf Sardar of Bhagwanpur village. He used to trade bicycle parts in Balua Bazar.

Citing villagers, Ramchandrapur Union Parishad (UP) chairman Rafiqul Islam said some members of the Hindu community, including Sohail Mia, a drug addict from Balua Bazar, tried to feed beef to a man named Kanak Chandra. When UP member Ashiquzzaman Sathi and Ramchandrapur Union Awami League president Zahidul Islam were informed about the matter, they went to Balua Bazar at night to talk to Sohail.

At that time, Sohail got angry and attacked the UP member along with his drug addicted friend and his brothers. Upon receiving the news, two uncles of the UP member, Zillur Rahman and Rokon Mia, came forward and were also beaten and injured.

At one stage, Sohail brought a knife from a nearby fruit shop and hit Rokon in the chest and abdomen. He was later rescued and taken to the district hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Besides, seriously injured Zillur Rahman was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. The other three Zillur, Kanak Chandra and Jahidul Islam were given first aid.

Gaibandha Sadar Police Officer-in-Charge (Inspector-Operations) Rajab Ali told Dhakatimes, ‘A murder case has been registered in this incident. An operation is underway to arrest the accused Sohail and his accomplices. At present the situation in the area is normal.

(Dhaka Times / 16 June / KM)

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