Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Renu lynching accused lands in jail

Mohin Uddin, sole fugitive accused in the case lodged over killing Taslima Begum Renu in a mob beating in the city’s North Badda area in 2019, finally landed in jail today.

Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur sent him to jail as Mohin Uddin surrendered before the court this morning and pleaded for bail.

Earlier on January 3, 2021, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid had ordered authorities concerned to attach Mohin Uddin’s properties.

Taslima Begum Renu, 40, a single-mother of two, was brutally beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of being a child lifter, in front of North Badda Government Primary School in the morning on July 20, 2019.

It was later learned that Renu went there to take information regarding admission of her daughter Tahsin Tuba, 4, at that school.

Renu’s nephew Nasir Uddin filed the case with Badda Police Station against 400-500 unidentified people.

Police scrutinizing the vicious video clippings of the incident, had managed to arrest almost all the culprits including Ria Begum, 35, who started the ruckus by terming Renu a child lifter and Hridoy, the man who was seen most active in beating Renu, even thrashing her seemingly lifeless body.

Earlier on September 10, 2020, Investigation Officer and DB police Inspector Abdul Haque filed charge-sheet against 15 accused in the case.

The charge-sheeted accused are Ibrahim alias Hridoy Mollah, Ria Begum Moyna, Abul Kalam Azad, Kamal Hossain, Md Shahin, Bacchu Miah, Md Bappi, Murad Miah, Sohel Rana, Asadul Islam, Bellal Mollah, Md Raju, Mohin Uddin, Jafar Hossain Patwari and Wasim Ahmed.