Freedom fighters of Pabna formed a human chain in front of Pabna Muktizudhha Shangshad in the town on Saturday morning, demanding exemplary punishment for the killers of Mukti Khatun, daughter of a freedom fighter, who was burnt to death in Santhia upazila over previous enmity.
Mukti Khatun, 22, daughter of freedom fighter Mozammel Haque of village Nagdemra of Santhia upazila in Pabna, was a Philosophy second-year student of Government Edward College.
The college girl was reportedly set on fire by her father’s rivals on August 19 and died at the burn and plastic surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on August 28.
Muktizudhha Shangshad Pabna district unit commander Habibur Rahman Habib, and deputy commander Abdul Baten, among others, addressed the programme.
Speakers said that the prime accused, Salam, was yet to be arrested and it was inacceptable.
They wanted immediate arrest of the perpetrators and exemplary punishment for them.
Santhia police officer-in-charge Md Abdul Mazid said that they were trying to arrest all the accused.
‘We have arrested 24 out of 32 accused so far. They all are Salam’s followers. We are trying to arrest Salam, who is absconding,’ the OC said.
‘We have deployed additional police in the area to ensure security of the victim’s family,’ he added.