Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Charges framed against 13 in Badda lynching case

A Dhaka court framed charges against 13 accused in a case lodged over killing of Taslima Begum Renu in a mob beating in North Badda area in the capital in 2019.

Dhaka 6th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Fatima Imrose Khonika passed the indictment order and set July 24 to start recording depositions of the witnesses.

The accused are-Ibrahim alias Hridoy Mollah, Riya Begum Moyna, Abul Kalam Azad, Kamal Hossain, Mod Shahin, Bacchu Miah, Md Bappy, Murad Miah, Sohel Rana, Asadul Islam Billal Mollah, Md Raju and Mohin Uddin.

Investigation officer (IO) and Detective Branch (DB) Inspector Abdul Haque filed charge-sheet against 15 on September 20, 2020. Of the 15, two underage accused will be tried in juvenile court.

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.