Land grabbers continued giving death threat to a Hindu family to occupy their land in Pirganj municipality area of the district.
The influential group, led by one Khayrat Ali of the area, also filed three false cases with Pirganj Police Station against owner of the land Sumon Roy and his family members.
Sumon made the allegation at a press conference at Thakurgaon Press Club yesterday.
Sumon said he bought 1.25 decimals of land adjacent to his house from one Moshiur Rahman at a cost of Tk 7 lakh last year.
“Khayrat Ali and his goons continued threatening us to leave the land since it was purchased,” he said.
On February 17 this year, a gang allegedly led by Khayrat Ali torched Sumon's house.
“Khayrat Ali and his accomplices also threatened to kill me and demanded Tk 5 lakh as extortion money,” said Sumon.
He later filed complaints with different offices, including upazila nirbahi officer and superintendent of police, in this regard but to no effect yet.
Khayrat Ali could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.