Local people and ruling Awami League leaders staged a demonstration in Pabna town on Sunday protesting against the death of Juba League activist and business person Tanjib Hossain in a reported gunfight with police while he was in police custody.
Several hundred people of Ramchandrapur and a number of ruling Awami League leaders took part in the human chain and rally at Technical School and College Mor of the town on Sunday.
Speakers in the programme demanded judicial inquiry into the incident and alleged that the local drug pedlars and land grabbers had bribed police to kill him as he was a strong voice against the criminal activities.
Pabna superintendent of police Sheikh Rafiqul Islam in a press release on July 8 claimed that Tanjib, 30, a resident of Rammchandrapur area of the district town and an absconder who had least five cases against him, was arrested on July 7 night and was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police on early July 8 at Shibrampur Beribandh area in the district town.
Speakers said that Tanjib was accused in two cases of clash in his locality.
Victim’s mother Molina Khatun said that the police not only killed her son but also created disturbance at the namaz-e-janaja and created pressure on the family to bury him hurriedly.
She said that Tanjib’s grandfather was a freedom fighter and police dishonoured the whole nation by killing an innocent son of a freedom fighter’s family.
Tanjib’s wife Meghna Khatun said that her husband was in police custody of and that they found marks of torture on all over his body and the tendon of his legs were severed and that the land grabbers and drug peddlers used police to kill her husband as he always remained vocal against them.
Panba district Awami League office secretary Abdul Ahad Babu, municipal AL assistant general secretary Enayet Hossain Dulal and AL leaders Sheikh Imran Hossain and Rezaul Karim Reza also spoke at the programme.
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