12 injured as ‘Hefazat activists’ attack devotees inside mosque

10 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: At least 12 men were injured in an attack by self-proclaimed Hefazat-e-Islam activists at a mosque in Sundarganj upazila of the district on Friday.

Police blamed conflict over the mosque’s management committee for the incident.

Silamoni mosque’s Imam Motlob Uddin said the attackers had long been identifying themselves as Hefazat activists, reports UNB.

They snatched the mike from the Imam after the Jum’a prayers and preached about Hefazat.

They attacked the devotees when they tried to intervene, Motlob said. The injured are being treated at various hospitals in the district.

A case is being filed at Sundarganj Police Station.

Officer-in-Charge Bulbul Islam said it was not an attack by Hefazat activists. “Disagreements over the mosque’s committee is the reason for this untoward incident,” he said.

Earlier, on April 3, local people caught Mamunul red-handed with a woman at Royal Resort in Sonargaon of Narayanganj.

At that time, he claimed the woman as his second wife and mentioned her name as Amena Tayeeba. He also declared her name as Amena Tayeeba in the register.

But, the woman mentioned her name as Jannat Ara Jharna. Later on, he over phone told her first wife that the woman was not her wife, but he had no option but to claim her as his wife. And he asked his first wife to tell a lie that he married the woman after taking her (first wife) permission.