Early on Monday, unidentified miscreants torched the Ashor Ghor (music room) of Baul Ranesh Thakur—a notable disciple of Baul Samrat Shah Abdul Karim
Police on Wednesday detained a suspect in the case filed over the arson attack on Baul Ranesh Thakur's music room in Derai upazila of Sunamganj.
Meanwhile, Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Abdul Ahad and Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Mizanur Rahman visited the crime scene, during which time high ranking police officials present there spoke to Baul Ranesh and his neighbours regarding the ongoing police investigation.
Sunamganj DC Md Abdul Ahad said: “I have visited the place where Baul Ranesh Thakur’s music room was torched and spoke to all those relevant to the case.”
Baul Ranesh Thakur said: “Deputy Commissioner Md Abdul Ahad and Superintendent of Police Md Mizanur Rahman visited the remains of my music room on Wednesday and assured me of their utmost assistance in the case investigation as well as in the reconstruction of my music room.”
On behalf of the government, the district administration has already allocated corrugated roofing sheets and cash assistance for the rebuilding of the music room, he added.
Sunamganj SP Md Mizanur Rahman (BPM) said: “After visiting the scene of the crime, I spoke to locals and neighbours. Meanwhile, police have detained one Md Forhad for questioning.
“Police are treating this case with utmost priority and an investigation is ongoing in this regard. All those involved in the case will soon be brought to justice,” he added.
Early on Monday, unidentified miscreants torched the Ashor Ghor (music room) of Baul Ranesh Thakur, a notable disciple of Baul Samrat Shah Abdul Karim.
The incident took place in Ujaldhal village at around 2am on Monday.
The fire burnt musical instruments and important books on Baul songs kept in the room, built separately for practicing music.