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5 arrested over Lalmonirhat mob lynching

  • Published at 09:17 am November 1st, 2020
Mob lynching-Burimari
File photo: Abu Yunus Md Shahidunnabi Jewel was beaten to death and his body was burnt on this spot on October 29, 2020. Later, People from all walks of life in Rangpur demonstrated at Payra Chattar over the lynching the next day Dhaka Tribune

The accused will be handed over to Lalmonirhat court on Sunday

Police have arrested five men in three separate cases filed over the shocking incident where a man was barbarically lynched and immolated for supposedly hurting religious sentiment.

On October 29, Abu Yunus Md Shahidunnabi Jewel, 50, was beaten to death and then his body was torched by an angry mob on the Burimari Union Parishad premises in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district. Later, Lalmonirhat district administration formed a probe body to investigate the incident.

As of Saturday night, the five accused have been arrested after watching a video recorded during the incident, said Patgram police station Officer in Charge (OC) Sumon Kumar Mohant. 

Also read - Police suspect foul play in Lalmonirhat mob lynching

On Saturday, the deceased’s cousin Saiful Alam filed a case naming 43 persons and hundreds unknown, Burimari Union Parishad Chairman Abu Syed Newaz Nishat filed another case naming 22 persons and hundreds unknown while Patgram police station Sub Inspector (SI) Md Shahjahan filed yet another case, the OC added. 

Lalmonirhat Superintendent of Police Abeda Sultana said: “Nine agencies including the police are trying to arrest the real culprits. We are working with time so that no innocent person is harassed.”

Also read - Lalmonirhat mob lynching: ‘I didn’t know this would happen when I slapped Jewel’

“The accused will be handed over to Lalmonirhat court on Sunday and an application will be made for police interrogation,” she added.

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