Man killed in Gaibandha; Mob torch suspect’s house

Our Correspondent

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: Angry mob on Friday vandalised and torched the house of a murder suspect in Sadar upazila of the district following the death of a man over a trifling matter.

The victim was identified as Rokon Sardar, 35, son of Abdur Rouf Sardar of Bhagabanpur village in Sadar upazila.

Quoting locals, police said Ramchandrapur union member Ashikuzzaman and union Awami League president Zahidul Islam went to Balua Bazar to talk to drug addict Sohel Mia and some others on Thursday night.

At one stage of conversation, Sohel along with his brothers attacked Ashikuzzaman. Ashik’s uncles Zillur Rahman and Rokon Sardar also came under attack as they rushed to rescue their nephew.

Rokon was stabbed to death on the spot and Zillur received stab injuries. He was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in a critical condition.

Angered by the incident, locals vandalised Sohel’s house and then torched it at 8am on Friday.

On information, police rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.

A police hunt is on to nab the accused.