Three suspects on four-day remand over Badda lynching

Published: July 22, 2019 18:05:32 | Updated: July 22, 2019 19:55:36

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A Dhaka court on Monday granted a four-day remand to interrogate three accused, arrested in the case lodged over lynching of an innocent woman in capital’s North Badda area on July 20,

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondol passed the order on Monday, report bdnews24.com and BSS.

The court gave the order as police produced the suspects -- Bachhu Mia, 28, Bappy, 21, and Shaheen, 31, -- before the court seeking order to place them on 10-day remand each for the sake of proper interrogation.

The three suspects and another one Zafar gave a confessional statement to the court, according to Rafiqul Islam, chief of Badda Police Station.

Police detained them on Sunday night on suspicion that they were part of the mob that lynched 42-year old Taslima Begum Renu. Police also identified one ‘Hridoy’ as the key suspect and launched a manhunt for him.

Renu, the mother of two from Mohakhali in the capital, is among three people beaten and killed by separate mobs in Bangladesh on Saturday.

Guardians took her to the headmaster’s room of a government primary school for questioning on suspicion that she was an abductor when she had gone to the school at North Badda.

Angry locals, who gathered outside on hearing that “a child abductor has been caught”, later snatched her away and lynched her. Police responded immediately but the woman died before they arrived.

The body was taken to her ancestral home in Laxmipur for burial on Sunday after post-mortem examination, her relative Nasir Uddin Tito told bdnews24.com.

He started a case over the death of Renu accusing 400 to 500 unidentified people.

The fatal mob beatings of child abduction suspects prompted the law enforcers to warn the people not to take the law into their own hands.

In a warning issued on Saturday, police reminded the people that killing someone suspected to be an abductor in mob beating is a crime.

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