The father of a Bogra madrasa student, who was heavily beaten and had his head shaved after posting a poem praising the incumbent Bangladesh prime minister, lodged a formal complaint against the perpetrators with Shahjahanpur police station on Monday.
According to the father Abdul Halim, his son Abu Talha, 18, a recent Alim graduate from Domonpukur Aminia Senior Kamil Madrasa in the area, was tied up and beaten allegedly by his Jamaat supporting maternal cousin Abu Bakar Siddique and his cohorts on Friday.
Talha, a caddy at the Majhira Cantonment Golf Course in Bogra, posted the poem styled “Prodhanmontri Sheikh Hasina ke niye ekti kobita” (A poem in honour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina) on his Facebook page a day before. Talha’s father Halim, who currently works as a security guard at a Shahjahanpur establishment, was a freedom fighter.
In the formal complainant, Halim wrote Siddique called Talha away to a quiet location, tied his hands, blindfolded him and held a knife to his throat, threatening him to delete the poem or otherwise be killed. Talha’s hair was shaved off after.
Local union parishad member Shahidul Islam said he was not aware of this incident.
Zia Latiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Shajahanpur police station assured that legal action will be taken upon investigation.