Family members of Mozammel Hossain Babul, who was killed over land dispute recently in Mymensingh, yesterday demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
Babul (50), a small grocer from Kalyanpur village in Mymensingh Sadar, was killed by his rivals on December 25.
None was arrested yet after one month into the killing and they are being threatened by the accused, alleged Babul's wife Sheuly Akter at a press conference at Mymensingh Press Club yesterday.
Sheuly, a mother of three children and a domestic help in Dhaka, said Babul lost his right leg following a road accident in 2007 and started the grocery shop.
"When we were in Dhaka, a neighbour named Suruj Ali, 35, and his accomplices grabbed 3 decimal of our 16 decimal homestead and they were trying to grab the rest. Since 2014, Babul lodged several general diaries with Kotwali Police Station but no action was taken," alleged Sheuly.
Sheuly further alleged former chairman of Khaghdahor Union Parishad Khairul Alam Sohagh and its present Chairman Anwar Hossain Nannu were informed about the matter but they did not take any initiative to settle the long standing dispute.
Recently Babul decided to sell his homestead and leave the area to avoid the dispute that angered Suruj.
Later, Suruj and his men beat up Babul and his younger brother Mobarak Hossain on December 25, said Sheuly.
Babul succumbed to his injuries at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital. His wife lodged a murder case with Mymensingh Kotwali Police Station against seven people and Suruj was made the prime accused.
"We are being pressurised to withdraw the case," said Sheuly.
This correspondent could not contact Suruj for his comments as his phone was found switched off.
Khaghdahor UP Chairman Anwar said no action has not taken against Suruj yet.
Contacted, Farid Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said they are conducting drives to arrest all the accused who are on the run.