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Case filed over lynching of 4 suspected robbers in Narayanganj

  • Over 200 accused in the case
  • Another injured undergoing treatment
Update : 20 Mar 2024, 12:10 PM

A case has been filed in Narayanganj's Sonargaon upazila after four people were beaten to death after publicly announcing them as robbers via microphone on Sunday night.

Deputy Inspector (SI) of Sonargaon police station Md Mamun Khan filed the case as the plaintiff mentioning 200-300 unknown people as accused on Tuesday afternoon.

Police Inspector (Operation) Md Saiful Islam confirmed the matter at night.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the same police station SM Kamruzzaman said that a case has been filed against 200-300 unidentified people.

While three of the deceased have been identified as Zakir Hossain, 36, Abdur Rahim, 48, and Nabi Hossain, 35, efforts are underway to ascertain the identity of the fourth victim.

Among the deceased, Abdur Rahim and Nabi Hossain had prior records related to robbery cases, with Abdur Rahim being arrested in March last year in connection with a robbery case.

The injured individual, Muhammad Ali, was admitted to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in Dhaka for treatment.

Inspector Saiful Islam revealed that the bodies of the deceased had been handed over to their families. All the victims had multiple cases against them, including robbery, Arms Act violations, and attempted robbery. Zakir Hossain, in particular, was identified as the leader of a gang with numerous robbery cases against him.

The incident unfolded on Sunday night in Baghri village of Kanchpur union in Sonargaon upazila, where four individuals were beaten to death after being identified as robbers via mosque microphones in nearby villages. One person sustained injuries during the incident.

Reportedly, the incident was incited by a robbery that occurred in Kajardi village of Sonargaon upazila on March 14, resulting in injuries to a resident. The subsequent anger among villagers led to the tragic events on Sunday night.

Upon receiving the news, law enforcement intervened, recovering one body and transporting two injured individuals to the hospital. However, one of the injured succumbed to injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, while two more bodies were discovered the following morning at a nearby location.

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