IO finds involvement in murder of 35
The prosecution yesterday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that they have found involvement of war crimes suspect fugitive Mohammad Hossain in the murder of 35 people in Dampara village, a Hindu majority area, of Kishoreganj during the Liberation War.
While submitting a progress report on the ongoing investigation against war crimes suspects Moslem Prodhan and Mohammad Hossain, both from Kishoreganj, prosecutor Tureen Afroz said the investigation officer (IO) of the case found that 39 people of that village were detained and of them, 35 were killed on September 23, 1971.
She added that many Hindu women were raped that day.
Moreover, Hindus of the area were forced to accept Islam as their religion, Tureen Afroz told the three-member tribunal.
Hari Debnath, the investigation officer, said so far they have found six charges against the duo. The investigation started on November 13 last year.
Prodhan was arrested on July 7 after an arrest warrant for him was issued.
The proceedings of the case were adjourned until October 8.