6 charge-sheeted for burning mother, 3 kids to death
Police have pressed charge sheet against six people in a case filed for burning a woman and her three daughters alive in Mirzapur upazila of the district five months ago.
They also recommended acquitting 19 other arrestees in the case as specific proofs were not found against them, said Shyamol Kumar Dutta, sub-inspector of Mirzapur Police Station.
The charge-sheeted accused are prime suspect Mohammad Jahangir Alam, 28, and his accomplices Nur Mohammad Lipu, 24, Abul Bashar, 35, Mohammad Wasim, 28, Mohammad Abdul Mannan, 52, and Mir Asadul Islam, 32.
The victims were Hasna Begum, 30, wife of Malaysia expatriate Mozibor Rahman of Dakkhin Sohagpara village, and their three daughters Monira Akhter, 15, Moli Akter, 8, and Meem Akter, 12, said the SI, investigation officer of the case.
In 2013, Monira denied the marriage proposal of prime accused Jahangir that started an altercation between the two families, said police.
On October 7 last year, Jahangir along with his five accomplices bought two cans of petrol from a nearby filling station, poured on one-storey house of Monira and set it on fire at around 2:00am. The four were burnt to death inside the house.
Hasna's elder brother Mofazzel Hossain filed a case with the police station in this connection the same day, said the IO.