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12:00 AM, October 09, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 09, 2012

Mafu Murder in Pabna

8 ruling party men sued

Mahfuzur Rahman Mafu

Family of slain Jubo League leader Mahfuzur Rahman Mafu filed a murder case against eight ruling party activists including a municipality councillor on Sunday night.
"Md Rajib, councillor of ward No 12 of Pabna municipality, Tushar, Toton, Mishor, Rono, Jony, Shimul and Aupu have been made accused in the case filed by Mafu's brother Md Ripon Hossain. The accused have fled away. Police have continued drive to arrest them and seized a motorbike from Rajib's residence," said Md Jasim Uddin Sarkar, officer in charge of Pabna Sadar police station.
Beat up and hacked by criminals near Krishnapur School in the town on Saturday night, Mahfuzur Rahman Mafu, vice president of district unit of Jubo League, died on the way to Dhaka early Sunday.
Meanwhile a faction of local Jubo League led by its district unit Secretary Ragib Hassan Tipu in a press conference held at Pabna Press Club yesterday blamed a faction of ruling party men for killing Mafu.
“Mafu was killed in a planned way as he protested tender scam and drug business by some local Awami League men led by Kamil Hossain, publicity secretary of the party's district unit. Mafu earlier demanded Kamil's expulsion for patronising unruly activists in his area,” Tipu said.
Speakers at the press conference announced a protest rally on Wednesday and warned of tougher programmes including hartal if the accused in Mafu murder case are not arrested.
Asked about the situation, lawmaker from Pabna-5 constituency Golam Faruk Khandaker Prince, also organising secretary of Pabna district unit AL, said, "The killers are identified. We have ordered the law enforcers to arrest them. There is no scope to politicize a crime."
This correspondent failed to talk with Kamil Hossain as his cell phone remained off.

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