Transgender threatened to leave village with family

Our Correspondent

30 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SIRAJGANJ: Police on Wednesday arrested two matabbars (village chief) for allegedly threatening a transgender person in Ullapara upazila of the district to leave a village with his family.

The arrestees are Md Munzur Alam and Md Mecher Ali of Charghatina village of the upazila

Ullapara Model Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das said Monirul Islam was ordered to leave the village with his family in an illegal arbitration meeting as he was a transgender.

Monirul’s elder brother Majnu filed a complaint on Tuesday against 12 people.

On the basis of the written complaint police ran an operation on Wednesday and arrested the matabbars.

Monirul Islam told the correspondent that the people of the village were forcing him to leave the village along with his family. He also said he was given one month to sell the house and leave.

In this regard, superintendent of Police Hasibul Alam said after learning about the written complaint, they are still running an operation to arrest the rest of the accused.