Prime accused of Lalmonirhat youth lynching arrested in city

DHAKA, Nov 7, 2020 (BSS) – Detectives Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in a drive today arrested Abul Hossain alias Hossain Ali, the prime accused in a case filed over lynching of Shahidunnabi Jewel for ‘disrespecting the Holy Quran’ in Lalmonirhat.

“Being tipped off, a team of DMP’s Detective Branch of Mirpur division arrested him (Abul Hossain) in a drive in the early hours of today from Kuril Biswa Road area under Bhatara police station in the city,” DMP’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Relations Division Walid Hossain told BSS.

Abul Hossain (46) was under the vigilant of police for several days, he said, adding that the drive was led by Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Mohammad Tayachhir Jahan Babu after they got specific information of (Abul Hossain’s) location.

Shahidunnabi Jewel was beaten to death and his body was set on fire by a mob in Lalmonirhat’s Patgram upazila after some people accused him of ‘disrespecting the Holy Quran’.



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