Shibir leader stabbed to death in city
Muggers stabbed an Islami Chhatra Shibir leader to death in front of the Aziz Cooperative Supermarket at Shahbagh early yesterday.
The deceased was identified as ATM Fazlullah, son of Fazlul Karim in the city's Purana Paltan and assistant publication secretary of Shibir.
Another Shibir activist Shafiullah, a BA (pass course) student of Kabi Nazrul Islam College, was also injured in the incident.
Family members of the deceased claimed that he was a fourth year student of statistics department at Dhaka University (DU) and resided at Shahidullah Hall.
But the university authorities refuted their claim saying that there was no document that proves him a student of the university.
Quoting Shafiullah, Officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station Rezaul Karim told The Daily Star that when the two were returning home after attending a meeting of Shibir at Basiruddin road at Kalabagan, four muggers attacked them near Aziz Supermarket at around 12:15am.
The muggers stabbed them in legs and took away Tk 2,000 and cell phones, leaving Fazlullah critically injured.
He was rushed to the Islami Bank Hospital where the doctors referred him to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Later, he was taken to the DMCH where the on-duty doctor declared him dead at 1:15am.
The victim's family members claimed that it was a pre-planned murder, not an incident of mugging. But they did not mention any name as murder suspect.
DU Vice Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, along with the chairman of statistics department, provost and house tutors of Shahidullah Hall visited the DMCH Morgue.
The VC said the deceased could not be identified as a DU student. He said the statistics department and Shahidullah Hall authority had checked their documents but could not find any records on him.
However, Shibir Central Committee President Mohammad Rezaul Karim said the deceased was a Kamil student of Govt Madrasa-e-Alia at Bakshibazar in the capital.
OC Rezaul said Fazlullah was a leader of Dhaka city Shibir unit. Police questioned the security guards stationed at the buildings near the market. The guards said they knew nothing about the incident.
Police suspected that an internal feud in Shibir might have led to the incident. They are now investigating the incident.