BCL leader murder: Six detained in Cox’s Bazar
Police on Sunday night detained six people in Khurushkul of Cox's Bazar in connection with the gruesome killing of a local Chhatra League leader.
Faysal Uddin, 26, joint general secretary of Cox's Bazar Sadar upazila Chhatra League, died of his wounds at the District Sadar Hospital around 8:00pm Sunday, less than an hour after being attacked by criminals. He was attacked while he was coming home from an Awami League council.
Some AL leaders said criminals tried to attack Faysal at the meeting, but they foiled the attempt.
The leaders said they informed police about the possibility of an attack on Faysal. A police team reached the meeting venue around 7:00pm and sent the BCL leader home by a CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
But criminals ambushed Faysal, a resident of Kawarpara area in Cox's Bazar Sadar upazila, and stabbed him repeatedly.
AL leaders and Faysal's family members alleged that law enforcers did not try to protect Faysal. They let the criminals commit the crime and flee.
"Cops just witnessed the incident from a safe distance. Had the policemen been active, the life of my brother would have been saved," Abul Hashem, elder brother of Faysal, told journalists.
Jubo League and Chhatra League men met district Superintendent of Police Md Hasanuzzaman and demanded arrest of the killers and actions against those cops who neglected their duties.
The SP assured them of taking actions against cops if they were found guilty of neglecting duties.
Jashimuddin, former chairman of Khurushkul Union Parishad, said about a year ago the nephew of Aziz Sikder, who leads a gang in the area, was murdered and Faysal was accused in the case. Police, however, dropped him from the charge sheet.