Horrific tale of 'sacrifice' at a brick kiln
Police yesterday recovered knife, used for killing a brick field worker, and charred teeth and scull of the victim from a kiln at MNB brick field at Nangtihara village under Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon.
Police raided the brick field at around 4:30pm following an order of Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate's Court where four workers of the brick field, arrested on March 16 on charge of killing co-worker Mozammel Haque, 28, gave their confessional statements. The arrestees are MNB brick field workers Yunus, Jalil, Alauddin and Kafil Uddin
The four narrated the horrific tale of the murder before the court. They said as the bricks were not getting proper colour, they and the owners of the MNB brick field, Khalil and Tofayel, made a plan to sacrifice a man to brick kiln following an advice of a foreteller.
As per the plan, the four took Mozammel to Chadni Cinema at Dangi near Baliadanga upazila headquarters in the evening of March 13. After watching a film at the cinema, they started for Lahiri village to have meal at the house of one of their friends.
When they reached Shahabazpur, Yunus, Jalil, Alauddin and Kafil tied up Mozammel's hands and legs and beheaded him. They then took the head to the brick field and threw it into a kiln.
After recording their statements, Judicial Magistrate Masud Pervez asked police to put out the fire of the brick field on March 20. According to the court order, police brought fire fighters from the district headquarters who put out the blaze on March 21.
Mozammel's beheaded body was found on a crop field on March 14. Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital for autopsy.