Monday, March 25, 2019 | ePaper

Man killed by mob not extortionist, family claims

  • Print
Chattogram Bureau :
Former Awami League leader Mohiuddin Sohel, who was beaten to death by a mob for alleged extortion in Chattogram, was murdered in a premeditated way for his efforts to stop drug trading, his family said. .
They came up with the claim at a news conference at the Chattogram Press Club on Tuesday, a day after an angry mob beat the 42-year old to death at a market in Pahartali.
He was not an extortionist," Sohel's brother Shakirul Islam Shishir told journalists.Sohel was murdered after he had started work to free Pahartali from drug and terrorism on the recommendation of his political mentor Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, Shishir said. He claimed that his brother uncovered several dens of drugs, which angered local councillor Saber Ahmed and Jatiya Party leader Osman Khan.
He demanded fair trial and punishment of those who are responsible for Sohel's death.For a long time, Sohel, along with his gang, used to extort money from each freight truck driver, traders in the area said. On Sunday, he announced that the rate of extortion has been raised from Tk 50 to Tk 100, thelocal traders claimed.
Sohel and his people attacked Osman Khan and beat him on Monday, sparking anger among the shop owners and locals who later beat Sohel to death and injured one of his associates, the traders said.

More News For this Category

Haji Jahurul Alam Jasim, Councilor of Ward No-9 speaking at a discussion meeting on reproductive health at Bangabandhu High School in Chattogram as Chief Guest yesterday.

Haji Jahurul Alam Jasim, Councilor of Ward No-9 speaking at a discussion meeting on reproductive health at Bangabandhu High School in Chattogram as Chief Guest yesterday.

.

Pedestrian’s awareness programme launched

Chattogram Bureau :Traffic police of Chattogram Metropolitan Police  launched awareness increasing programme  among the pedestrians and the divers of the vehicles in the city on Saturday. In opening   day

Reunion of Deodighi High School held

Chattogram Bureau :Member Parliament of Chattogram-15 constituency (Satkania-Lohagara) Prof Dr Abu Reza Muhammad Nizamuddin Nadvi said new generation to be turned into perfect citizen through  disciplined education. He disclosed

'Visit India' stall at Chattogram Trade Fair

Chattogram Bureau :Assistant High Commission of India in Chattogram has launched a stall titled 'Visit India' at a Trade Fair arranged by Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry at

CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin speaking at a memorial  meeting marking the 6th death anniversary of renowned politician Alhaj Sikander Hayat Khan as Chief Guest organised by Chattogram City Awami League on Saturday.

CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin speaking at a memorial meeting marking the 6th death anniversary of renowned politician Alhaj Sikander Hayat Khan as Chief Guest organised by Chattogram City Awami League on Saturday.

.

The  16th founding  anniversary Bangladesh Tanti League was held in  the Port City recently.

The 16th founding anniversary Bangladesh Tanti League was held in the Port City recently.

.

Cultural programs of students inspire disciplined studies : Speakers

Cultural programs of students inspire disciplined studies : Speakers

Chattogram Bureau :The annual literacy and cultural competitions of the esteemed educational institution  in the port city -  Parents Care School and college was held recently  with its Principal

East Delta-Housing

A Correspondent :With an aim to provide modern flat facility in a less expense, the East Delta Holdings, a housing company, on Thursday formally inaugurated a new project named

Women in Engineering CUET observes World Women's Day

Chattogram Bureau :Under the auspices of  Women in Engineering of  the  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  of CUET , World Women's Day titled IEEE Women's Day Celebration Through

 Five-member committee to review policy

Five-member committee to review policy

CU Correspondent :Chittagong University (CU) authorities on Wednesday decided, in principle, to hold CU Central Students' Union (CUCSU) election.The decision was taken at a meeting held at VC's Conference