Awami League leader dies following Hafazat assault

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 12:53, Apr 07,2021 | Updated: 00:04, Apr 08,2021


Mohammad Muhibullah.

An Awami League leader, who was allegedly attacked by Hefazat-e-Islam activists in Rangunia upazila in Chattogram on Saturday, died from his injuries at a hospital in Chattogram early Wednesday.

The dead, Mohammad Muhibullah, 54, a member of Kodala union Awami League unit of Rangunia upazila, was also a former president of the union Awami Juba League unit, police and local people said.

Muhibullah was critically injured on Saturday evening during a Hefazat demonstration in Rangunia protesting at the confinement of Hefazat joint secretary general Mamunul Hoque in a resort at Sonargaon of Narayanganj on the same day.

Mohammad Muhibullah died from his injuries at Parkview Hospital in Chattogram at about 12:30am while undergoing treatment, Md Anwar Hossain, assistant superintendent of police (Rangunia circle), told New Age.

Md Abu Taher, office secretary of Rangunia upazila Awami League, told New Age that Muhibullah and two others were attacked by Hefazat-e-Islam activists on Saturday night at South Para of Kodala area.

Two cases were filed with Rangunia police station so far on Sunday over the attack by Hefazat-e-Islam activists, said ASP Md Anwar Hossain.

Injured AL leader Jabbar filed a case over the attack on them and police filed another case on charge of vandalism.

The police official said that each of the cases named 64 people and accused 130-150 unidentified people, and the police had, so far, arrested four people in this connection.

The arrested are Md Forkan, Md Yahiya, Md Babor Alam and Ibrahim alias Manik.

As Muhibullah died, the case filed by Jabbar would be turned into a murder case, he added.

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