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Another suspect arrested over Lalmonirhat mob lynching

  • Published at 07:36 pm November 20th, 2020
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Police have so far arrested 35 people over the barbaric incident of October 29

Police arrested a man for his suspected involvement in the mob lynching that killed former librarian Abu Yunus Md Shahidunnabi Jewel in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat.

The law enforcers nabbed Rasel Islam Raju alias Bishu, 22, Thursday night. So far, 35 people have been arrested over the incident.

Lalmonirhat Detective Branch of police Officer-in-Charge Omar Faruk said Bishu was arrested as his involvement was found in the incident after primary investigation. We will produce him before the court and seek permission for an interrogation."

Earlier, police interrogated another 12 suspects in the case. On November 13, the muezzin of Burimari Central Jame Mosque was arrested.

According to the case statement, on October 29, locals beat Jewel, 42, to death and torched his body accusing him of disrespecting the Quran at the mosque.

Jewel's cousin Saiful Islam filed a case on October 31 over the murder.

The victim had gone to Burimari on October 29. After the Asr prayer at the central mosque, he was accused of disrespecting the Quran and beaten to death before his body was torched.