BSD leader Jolly, daughter beaten up
Activists of Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) beat up its party leader Tahera Begum Jolly, her daughter and son-in-law in reaction to criticism of the party's General Secretary Khalequzzaman Tuesday night.
Tahera, wife of BSD central leader Abdullah Sarkar, filed a case in this connection with Tejgaon Police Station against five BSD members.
Tahera said they criticised Khalequzzaman as they could not tolerate some of his activities.
Khalequzzaman said Tahera's son-in-law, also a cartoonist, drew a satirical cartoon, which he thought had ruined his personal and party images.
Shibu Dasgupta, an active follower of BSD, recently posted a cartoon on the social networking website Facebook which represented Khalequzzaman in a 'vulgar' way.
Some five BSD activists went to Dasgupta's house and at one stage of their heated debate on party's different issues, they started assaulting Shibu and his other family members, said Investigation Officer of the case Forman Ali of Tejgaon Police Station.
Tahera said, “They beat up us as my husband and I protested Khalequzzaman's activities in running the party,”
Khalequzzaman said some of his party's young activists went to protest against the 'vulgar cartoon.'
“They might have pushed him [Dasgupta] out of anger. But there was no scuffling or something like that,” Khalequzzaman added.
Asked about the cartoon, Shibu denied that he drew something bad about the party leader.