A man named Abdul Alim Sarkar (52) was allegedly beaten to death by his opponent due to a dispute over the formation of the Mazar Sharif committee at Chatmohar in Pabna. Police have arrested two people after the case.
They have been sent to jail through the court on Friday.
Earlier, the incident took place at Bara Guakhra village of Parswdanga union of the upazila around 8:30 pm on Thursday.
The deceased Abdul Alim Sarkar is the son of deceased Ishahak Sarkar of Bara Guakhra village. He was the president of Ma Maleka Ishaq Darul Akram Ibtedayi Madrasah.
The arrested are Afsar Ali Master (65), son of deceased Arjan Sardar of the same village, and his son Kamrul Hasan alias Khokon Master (40), assistant teacher of Tengarjani Government Primary School.
According to the source of the case, a meeting was organized in the village on Thursday evening to organize an Islamic Jalsa for the overall development of Ma Maleka Ishahak Darul Akram Ibtedayi Madrasah. After the meeting, Abdul Alim Sarkar went to Mahela Bazar for tea. He was returning home after having tea there. On the way, when they reached in front of Mazar Sharif gate of Bara Guakhra village, accused Afsar Ali Master and his son Kamrul Hasan alias Khokon Master and their accomplices started abusing Alim in profanity. When they were forbidden to abuse, Khokon Master got excited and pushed Alim. Then he fell on the road. At that time, the accused kept punching Alim. At one stage of their beating, Alim Sarkar lost consciousness.
At that time, when people around and Alim Sarkar’s son Ashikur Rahman Ashiq went to the spot, the accused fled. Later, the unconscious Alim Sarkar was rescued and rushed to the Chatmohar Upazila Health Complex, where the doctor on duty declared him dead.
On receiving the information, the police recovered the body of the deceased and went to the spot and arrested two people on related charges. Golzar Hossain, the brother of the deceased, filed a murder case at the police station on Thursday night, mentioning the names of 7 people, including Afsar Ali Master and his son Kamrul Hasan alias Khokon Master.
Talking to several local people, it is known that there was a dispute between the Afsar Ali Master Group and the Abdul Alim Sarkar Group regarding the formation of the committee of the Big Guakhra Mazar Sharif. Khokon Master and his men talked about breaking the gate of Mazar Sharif. Alim Sarkar banned it. There was tension about this. Later, the locals protested against Afsar Ali Master. Then this incident happened.
In this regard, Parsudanga UP Chairman Azahar Ali said, ‘There was a dispute between the two parties for a long time regarding the formation of the Mazar Sharif committee. I heard that this incident happened because of him.’
Chatmohar Upazila Primary Education Officer Khandaker Mahbubur Rahman said, ‘I have heard the matter and informed the higher authorities. Action will be taken against that teacher as per rules.’
Chatmohar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Salim Reza confirmed the truth of the incident and said, ‘Two people were arrested in the case and sent to jail today on Friday. And the deceased’s body has been sent to Pabna General Hospital morgue for autopsy.