A case was lodged with Cumilla Sadar Dakhkhin police station accusing Cumilla City Corporation’s ward 23 councillor and the city Juba League senior joint convener Md Alamgir Hossain and his nine relatives for beating trader Akhter Hossain to death on Friday in the presence of several hundred people near a Mosque in the city.
The victim’s wife Rekha Begum lodged the case Friday night also accusing the Juba League leader’s five brothers — Md Amir Hossain, Md Billal Hossain, Md Jahangir Hossain, Md Tofazzel Hossain and Guljar Hossain, Guljar’s two sons Nazmul Islam Alif and Nazmul Islam Tanvir, Amir’s son Md Jobayer Hossain and a relative Kawsar Ahmed Bhutto, said the police station officer-in-charge Md Nazrul Islam.
He said that they had already arrested three of the accused — Amir, Jahangir and Billal — and were trying to arrest the other accused.
The case statement said that the murder was committed by the JL leader and his relatives as a sequel to previous enmity.
Police officials, victim family members and locals said that the JL leader Alamgir and the victims were also relatives and they had developed enmity over the possession of a land as well as establishing supremacy in the area, leading to factional feud in the local JL politics.
Deceased Akhter is the brother of ward 23 JL joint convener Shahjalal Alal who organised a kite festival in the area marking the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary on Friday without inviting Alamgir that angered the ward councillor.
In the case statement, Rekha alleged that the ward councillor and his brothers locked in an altercation with Shahjalal and beat him up at the latter’s business establishment in the morning and later beat her husband Akhter Hossain to death in front of the local mosque.
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