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Youth run over by vehicle

It’s murder: Family

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Miscreants allegedly killed a young man in Chawkbazar in the capital on August 7 and made it look like an accident resulting from a mugging incident.

The victim, identified as Joy, was reported to have been run over by a covered van while trying to flee after snatching on Urdu Road of the area.

Joy’s family made the allegation at a press conference at the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) office at Segunbagicha of the city on Saturday.

A CCTV footage, which has already spread on social media, made the suspicion even stronger.

Shamsuddin Jummon, the father of the victim, told reporters that police source Riaz Uddin and some others tortured his son and threw under the wheels of the running vehicle as his son opposed their criminal activities.

He said that ‘killer’ Riaz with the help of police lodged a false mugging case against his deceased son and some other teenagers with Chawkbazar Police Station to hide the murder.

The father of the victim said, “Riaz and his cohort Rabbi runs drug trade, mugging, robbery, theft and other crimes in the Chawk Bazar area. They asked my son Joy to help them in their criminal activities, but he refused, which aggravated them.”

“Riaz, Rabbi and some others, who were waylaying, intercepted my son near Janata Bank on Urdu Road at about 8:40 pm on August 7. They assaulted Joy and forcibly threw him under the wheels of the running covered van. My son died on the spot,” he said.