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12:00 AM, January 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:28 AM, January 11, 2019

Mob torches man's house after he admits to murder

An angry mob torched the house of a man in Rajshahi city's Nawdapara area yesterday, after he was found involved in the killing of an auto-rickshaw driver and snatching his vehicle.

The tin roof, furniture, winter clothes and other goods of the house were gutted before fire fighters managed to douse the flame around 5pm, police said, adding that no one was hurt.

Auto-rickshaw driver Jasim Uddin Joy, 20, of the area, went missing on Monday.

Following a general diary filed with Shah Makhdum Police Station, police arrested two of Joy's friends -- Jasim Uddin, 23, of Nawdapara; and Sumon Ali, 24, of Matikata area on Wednesday, said SM Masud Parvez, OC of the police station.

During police interrogation, Jasim and Sumon confessed that they killed Joy and snatched his vehicle.

Following their statements, the police recovered Joy's body from Godagari upazila's Sarangpur area that night. His throat was slit and his body had several stab injuries, said the official.

Police also arrested another person -- Rajib Hossain, 24, of Matikata area -- in the early hours in connection with the killing.

In the afternoon, local people formed a human chain at Nawdapara intersection demanding punishment for the killers. Returning from the demonstration, the mob went to the house of Jasim at Sheikhpara and set his house on fire, said police.

Jasim lived at the house with his mother and wife who fled away before the mob went there.

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