Lynching in Lalmonirhat: Prime accused remanded
Published : Monday, 9 November, 2020 at 6:25 PM Count : 102
Abul Hossain alias Hossain decorator, the prime accused in cases filed over burning the body of a man after lynching him in Lalmonirhat, has been placed on a five-day remand.
Lalmonirhat Senior Judicial Magistrate-3 Ferdousi Begum passed the remand order on Monday.
Earlier on Saturday, detective s arrested Abul Hossain, also the president of Burimari union Sramik League, from Kuril Biswa Road in Dhaka.
Meanwhile, two more accused in the case were arrested on Monday. They are Rabiul Islam,49, and Sujon Mia,21, residents of Burimari union.
With this arrest, over 31 people have ,so far, been nabbed in the incident that took place on October 29.
On October 29, Shahidun Nabi Jewel, 50, along with his friend Sultan Jobayer went to Burimari from Rangpur to bring some medicines from India as he had been suffering from mental illness. They offered Asr prayer at Burimari Central Jame Mosque in the afternoon.
Jewel, 50, was the former librarian at Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College and a former student of the Department of Library Science of Dhaka University.
After the prayer, he was taking off a copy of Holy Quran from the mosque’s shelf. Mistakenly, some copies of Quran and Hadith fell on his feet that led to an altercation the muezzin of the mosque. Afterward, some people from nearby area came to the mosque and dragged both Jewel and Jobayer out of the mosque. They confined the duo to a room of a local union parishad building.
A rumour was spread in the evening that two young men were nabbed and detained for desecration of the Holy Quran. Being furious, the angry mob snatched Jewel breaking open the door of the union parishad building and then beat him to death.
Later, the angry mob dragged Jewel’s dead body to the Patgram-Burimari highway burnt it to ashes.