Even after 24 hours, police are yet to identify and catch the perpetrator who stabbed the daughter of female reserve seat MP Happy Baral in Bagerhat.
Expressing frustration over police’s failure to make any progress, Happy on Sunday told reporters that they would be filing a case soon over the attack on her daughter Aditi Baral, 29.
Aditi was stabbed in the abdomen by an unidentified miscreant on 7pm on Saturday when she and her mother was leaving the Amlapara High School at the district town after attending a program organised to mark the Victory Day.
Locals had rushed her to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital. However, Aditi was released later on Saturday night and taken home.
Happy said this was the second attempt on Aditi’s life. “Eight months ago she was attacked at home first. Someone had thrown a knife at her through a window of our home. She had sustained injuries on her leg.”
She also said that law enforcers had also failed to find out the miscreants who carried out that attack.
After Saturday’s attack, police personnel were posted outside the Awami League lawmaker’s residence.
But that was not doing much to ensure safety, Happy said. “We are feeling very insecure. But we are also preparing to start a case.”
Bagerhat Superintendent of Police Pankaj Chandra Roy said they were conducting drives in different areas of the town to catch the attacker. “We are working on the CCTV camera footage collected from the program venue. But nothing much is there yet to go on.”
In August 2000, MP Happy’s husband advocate Kalidas Baral was shot dead by miscreants in broad daylight at Sadhonar Mor in Bagerhat town.
Kalidas was also a former chairman of Chitolmari upazila and a central leader of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council.