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14 held over N'ganj mob beating incidents

  • Published at 06:47 pm July 21st, 2019
Map of Narayanganj district Dhaka Tribune

On July 20, four people - including two woman - were killed in separate mob beatings across the country

Police have detained and quizzed a total 14 people over two cases filed regarding separate mob beating incidents, that led to the death of a man, and wounded a woman in Narayanganj.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune Siddhirganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Selim Miah said: "There have been two cases filed regarding the two mob beating incidents.

"The suspects have been held are being questioned."

The deceased was identified as Siraj, 29, a local resident.

The woman injured in a separate mob beating incident has been identified as Sharmin, also a local resident.

On July 20, a total of four people - including two women - were killed in separate mob beatings in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Keraniganj, and Savar, after they were suspected to be child lifters.

‘Refrain from mob justice’

A press release from Bangladesh Police on July 20 stated, because of the spreading rumour earlier on Facebook that “human heads and blood are required to build the Padma Bridge,” there is high amount of surveillance throughout the country.

The press release signed by Assistant Inspector General of Police Headquarters (media) Sohel Rana said: “Spreading rumours is leading to unrest in the country, and mob killing is a criminal offence.”

The cases related to mob killings will be investigated diligently by the police, and people involved in such violence will be brought to justice.

The Bangladesh Police has further requested all citizens of the country to not spread rumours, and refrain from doling out mob justice.