Hindu families under fresh threat
Members of two Hindu families are fearing fresh attack as the main accused in a murder case at bordering Nawdabash village in Kaliganj upazila is allegedly threatening them after getting bail.
Police said, six people were arrested after the death of farmer Bhola Nath, 65, on 11 October. They were produced in the Judicial Magistrate Court the next day.
The main accused in the murder case, local ward unit AL member Rezaul Karim Reza, got bail after four days while the five others are in the district jail, they said.
"After getting the bail from the court, the main accused and his cohorts have started threatening us to withdraw the case," said the plaintiff, also the victim's son Subhas Chandra Roy.
"The accused are also trying to lodge false cases against us and we are not getting proper support from police due to unknown reason," he alleged.
Bhola Nath's wife Sandhya Rani said "Police could not recover looted assets including gold ornaments till now while all the killers and attackers are moving freely". We want justice, she said.
The IO in the case, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Kaliganj PS Anisur Rahman Anis, said he produced the six accused in the court. But granting bail was the discretion of the court, he added.
About 45 to 50 alleged ruling party men swooped on Bhola Nath and his family members as they tried to prevent them from fishing in the water body belonging to Bhola Nath and his brother Manindra Nath Roy in the village on 9 October.
Bhola Nath died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital two days after the attack.
The gang also vandalized and looted three houses of two Hindu families.
A case was lodged accusing 48 people with Kaliganj PS.