Taslima Begum Renu, a 40-year-old single mother of two, was beaten to death in Badda, Dhaka last year, by a mob who suspected her to be a child abductor
The High Court has granted bail to five individuals accused in the lynching of a woman in Badda, Dhaka last year.
The bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Badruzzaman granted the bail to one of the accused, Mohammad Raju, on Monday.
The other four accused – Riya Begum Moyna, Bachchu Mia, Mohammad Shahin and Murad Mia – were granted bail by the bench of Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim in the last few weeks.
MMG Sarwar, state counsel in the case, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday, saying that they had taken steps to file an appeal against all of the bail orders.
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On July 20, 2019, Taslima Begum Renu, 40, a single mother of two, was beaten to death by a mob on unfounded suspicions of being a kidnapper, in front of North Badda Government Primary School.
Later, Syed Nasir Uddin Titu, the victim’s nephew, filed a murder case against 400 to 500 unidentified persons with Badda police station.
On September 10 this year, police submitted a charge sheet before A Dhaka against 15 people accused in this case.
Of them 14 are in jail, while one is one the run.
There was a sudden spike in mob lynching across Bangladesh in 2019, after a rumour spread that the ongoing Padma Bridge project needed human heads as tribute, causing panic nationwide.
According to media reports, there were 26 incidents of mob beatings across the country, in which nine people were killed and 44 people injured.
Police detained 103 individuals connected with those mob beatings, and 31 cases were filed.