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Man victim of manslaughter for protesting daughter's harassment

  • Published at 02:45 pm November 22nd, 2019
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The girl was blackmailed over an audio recording

A man has become the victim of manslaughter after protesting his daughter's harassment in Jessore.

The incident happened in Sarthi Mill area of Jessore suburb around 10am on Friday.

The deceased is Abdur Razzak, 52.

Locals said Razzak's neighbour Hossain Ali had been harassing Razzak's daughter Rajani, 20, for a long time, and they had been arguing on the matter for the past few days.

On the day of the incident, following another argument, Razzak slapped Hossain. Hossain then proceeded to kick him, leading Razzak to fall down and sustain head injuries, the locals added.

Razzak was rescued by locals and family members and taken to Jessore General Hospital, where duty doctor Kajol Mollik declared him dead.

Police recovered the body and sent it to morgue for autopsy.

Jessore Kotowali police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammed Moniruzzaman said: "Sources said Hossain was blackmailing the girl over an audio recording. They (Razzak and Hossain) had a fight over this matter, which led to Razzak's death.

"We have detained Hossain."

A case will be filed after the victim's family places a complaint, the OC added.