One year into the brutal killing of three farmers at Taluk Haridas village in Lalmonirhat’s Aditmari upazila, five of the seven named accused in the murder case are yet to be arrested.
The killed were Abdul Jalil, 47, son of late Dalal Uddin at Gilabari village, and his relatives Golam Rabbani, 45, son of Abdul Gafur, and Sahidar Rahman, 55, son of late Asir Uddin of Taluk Haridas village in Sarpukur union of Aditmari.
The named accused in the case for the triple murder are Aliar Rahman, 30, Al Amin, 26, and Atiqul Islam, 24, sons of Abdul Khaleque, Habir Uddin, 47, son of late Abdus Sobahan, Shamsul Islam, 62, son of late Nurul Islam, Khorshed Alam, 19, and Judge Miah, 24, sons of Shamsul Alam -- all residents of Taluk Haridas village.
“Khabir Uddin and Shamsul Alam were arrested on November 13 last year, hours after the killings. Charge sheet in the triple murder case was submitted against seven people with the court three months ago. Police are still trying to arrest the five absconding accused,” said Aditmari Police Station OC Saiful Islam.
There was a dispute between Abdul Jalil and Abdul Gafur over a 28-decimal land for long, said police and family members.
After Jalil built a hut on the disputed land at dawn on November 13 in 2018, Gafur’s sons and relatives rushed to the spot with sharp weapons and attacked Jalil and his relatives, they said.
“The attackers brutally killed my father and injured me with spear. Our relatives Golam Rabbani and Sahidar Rahman, who were injured while trying to save me, died on the way to hospital,” said Jalil’s son Jahedul Islam.
The plaintiff of the murder case, Jahedul’s elder brother Jahangir Alam said, “I filed the case accusing seven named and five to seven unnamed persons with Aditmari Police Station on November 13 last year but police prepared the charge sheet accusing only the named persons.”
“We are upset as all the killers are yet to be arrested,” he said.