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6 cases filed over Bihari camp violence

Unb, Dhaka
A man sits inside his burnt house at a Bihari camp in Mirpur area of the capital on Saturday. Photo: STAR
A man sits inside his burnt house at a Bihari camp in Mirpur area of the capital on Saturday. Photo: STAR

Six cases were filed with Pallabi Police Station today in connection with yesterday’s violence at Kurmitola Bihari camp in the city’s Mirpur area that left 10 people dead.

Yasin, operation officer and a sub-inspector (SI) of Pallabi Police Station, said that six cases, including one for killing and another one for police assault, were filed against over 1,200 unnamed people in connection with the violence at Kalshi and its surrounding areas.

Sub-inspector of the police station Mominul filed the murder case while SI Jahid filed the police assault case.

Besides, a local man, Mobarak, filed another case against some unidentified people for vandalising a local mosque during the violence on behalf of the mosque committee.

Yet another local man, Faruk, filed a case against over 800 people for stabbing him at Baunia Bandh and looting his shop during yesterday's incident.

Parvez, a resident of Mirpur-11, filed the fifth case against 200 to 300 people as some people attacked him during the violence, while Apu, a resident of Paris Road of Mirpur-11 filed the last one for attacking him the same day.

At least nine members of a family were burnt to death when eight Bihari homes at Kurmitola camp in the city's Mirpur area were torched following a clash between Biharis and law enforcers, allegedly accompanied by locals early yesterday.

Another person with rubber-bullet pellet injuries, reportedly from police firing, died of his wounds in hospital yesterday.

Published: 4:22 pm Sunday, June 15, 2014

Last modified: 10:26 pm Sunday, June 15, 2014

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