Friday, 1 July, 2022
E-paper

Man found half-buried in Sherpur

Sherpur: A 35-year-old man was half buried in soil allegedly by his uncle over land dispute at Dakkhin Tantar village in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur district on Saturday, reports UNB.

A video footage of Nur Islam, who was found half-buried with his hands tied up, went viral on social media and drew huge flak.

Police also arrested three people including victim’s uncle Alimuddin, Alimuddin’s wife Monira Begum and their son Muktar for their alleged involvement in the incident, said Aminul Islam, assistant sub-inspector of Nalitabari Police Station.

Quoting local people, police said Nur Islam, son of Taher Mia and his uncle Alimuddin had been at loggerheads over a piece of land.

Village arbitrations were arranged several times but the problem remained unresolved.

On Saturday, Alimuddin, his wife and son went to the house Nur and buried half of his body in soil after tying up his hands with rope forcibly.

On information, police rescued the victim and took him to Nalitabari upazila health complex.

Efforts are on to take legal steps in this regard, said Basir Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Nalitabari Police Station.