15 BNP men sued for killing Tangail Jubo Dal leader
Fifteen leader and activists of BNP Mirzapur unit have been sued on charge of killing upazila Jubo Dal leader Abdul Alim on Monday, the second day of countrywide 60-hour hartal enforced by BNP-led 18-party alliance.
Alim's elder brother Mozibur Rahman filed the case with Mirzapur Police Station on Monday night.
Former lawmaker and President of Mirzapur upazila unit of BNP Abul Kalam Azad Siddique, General Secretary of the unit Tarikul Islam Noya, and local BNP leader Anwar Parvez Shah Alam are among the accused.
Alim, 38, joint convenor of Jubo Dal upazila unit, was stabbed to death following a clash between two rival groups of local BNP in Gorai area in the upazila.
The clash ensued when the supporters of Abul Kalam Azad Siddique and upazila BNP leader Firoz Haider took out separate processions in the area in support of hartal at around 11:00am. At least 15 people from both sides were injured during the clash.
As a sequel to the incident, Azad's men stabbed Jubo Dal leader Alim, also a supporter of Firoz Haider, at Sohagpara Bazar at around 1:30pm. He was rushed to Kumudini Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 2:00pm.
BNP men belonging to Firoz Haider group yesterday vandalised an office of upazila BNP General Secretary Tarikul Islam Noya and several shops and houses of their rival party men in Gorai area, protesting the killing of Jubo Dal leader Alim.
On the other hand, Azad group brought out a procession and held a rally at the upazila headquarters at noon, demanding withdrawal of the case filed by Alim's brother.
None of the accused in the murder case was arrested as of 5:00pm yesterday.