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Youth beaten for questioning relief distribution

  • Published at 10:42 pm May 26th, 2020
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Although local influentials and affluent people provided relief from their private savings in the union under Debidwar upazila, there was no government relief allocated for the poor, said the victim

A youth was mercilessly assaulted for questioning the union administration's role in distributing government relief products to the needy in Gunaighor-north union of Comilla's Debidwar upazila.

Rakib-Bin-Kuddus, son of Hazi Abdul Kuddus Sarkar, lives in Chhopra village of the union.

He was beaten up in front of the temporary office of Gunaighor-north union parishad chairman Khorshed Alam, on Sunday.

Victim Rakib, said: "During the food crisis triggered by the recent coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, none of the needy and unemployed of ward no-2 of Chhopra village received any relief allocated by the government.

"Although local influentials and affluent people provided relief from their private savings in the area, there was no government relief allocated for the poor.

"When I asked the upazila nirbahi office (UNO) of Debidwar upazila about the matter, he informed me that relief was allocated for 130 poor people in every ward of Comilla,” Rakib added.

"Also, our village mosque was not enlisted in the official registry of mosques in the upazila. When I asked the UNO about these matters, he advised me to contact the UP chairman,” said Rakib.

Rakib further alleged that when he asked the UP chairman about the matters politely, the chairman and his goons severely assaulted him.

However, the accused Union Parishad Chairman Khorshed Alam, said: " I have heard that the youth was beaten because he made false allegations against me in front of my office. I was inside my office and don't know where my supporters were when the incident took place."

Local UP member Abdur Jobbar of ward no-2 said: "No one in my area had been deprived of government allocated relief. The UNO asked me about the way government relief was distributed. I told him that enlisted needy and unemployed in the area have received relief in four stages.

“Two or three among the enlisted may have been deprived, but after a cross-check, relief will also be arranged for them."

Rakib Hassan, the UNO of Debidwar could not be reached  for comment despite repeated phone calls.

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