AL leader’s home set on fire again
Miscreants again set fire to the house of Brahmanbaria district unit Awami League general secretary and valiant freedom fighter Al Mamun Sarkar in the district town yesterday.
Furniture and other belongings were burnt to ashes in the incident. However, none was reported hurt as no one was at the house.
The miscreants set fire to the house in Munsefpara area of the town around 12:45pm yesterday.
On information, two fire service units went to the spot and brought the fire under control, said Zahirul Islam, of Brahmanbaria Fire Service and Civil Defense Station.
Al Mamun Sarkar, the owner of the damaged house, claimed that the fire had damaged furniture and other belongings in six rooms of the house.
Al Mamun Sarkar told The Daily Star that someone had set fire for sabotage as there was no gas or electricity connection in the house.
Earlier, on March 28, Hefajat-e Islam activists set fire to the house and vandalised it. On the same day, his in-law's house in Baganbari area was also set on fire and their car was burnt.
His office was also set on fire and burned to ashes. Describing yesterday's incident, Al Mamun Sarkar said that he has been staying at the in-laws' house with his family members since the arson by Hefajat.
Only one guard has used to live at the damaged house after the incident. Milon Mia, a guard, was at the kitchen market at the time of the incident.
When he returned from the market, he saw fierce smoke flying in the air. Instantly, Milon Mia informed him through his mobile phone.
On information, firefighters reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
Mamun Sarkar said renovation work on his house was started a month after the Hefajat mayhem.
Necessary furniture for the house was already bought. All furniture including beds, sofas and wall cabinets were burnt to ashes in the fire, he added.
He said, "A man named Syed Nazrul Islam has been slandering me on Facebook for the last one month.
"The day before yesterday he made 'objectionable' remarks about my father-in-law's house."
He further said, "He posted a Facebook post about this house yesterday [Friday]. It can be done by those who dislike me or have political rivals with me."