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Investigation Report | Tofazzal Hossain killed in shootout with RAB | Kushtia »

September 17, 2012

Video Source : Unknown from Kushtia

Victim                         Tofazzal Hossain, 40 years old

Location                     Khoksa, Upazila, Kushtia

Date                           12 September 2012

Background              He was known to be a ‘’regional leader'’ of an outlaw group, Gono Muhti Fouj (GMF).
                                   He was accused of a triple murder case of Ambaria Union Parishad Chairman Nurul
                                   Islam and two of his assistants.

                                   He was also allegedly accused of seven other cases of murder, extortion
                                   and abduction.
                                                  

Case  Summary          According to Rab personnel, Ahmed Naimul Hassan, Commander of RAB 12 and
                                   also ASP in Kushtia. 
                                   RAB raided Char Sadipur at around 5:00am, as they had been  
                                   tipped off about a secret meeting there.

                                   Apparently the gang opened fire on Rab personnel so they ‘’returned the fire'’. 

                                   RAB personnel found ‘’Tofa’s'’ bullet ridden body at the spot.

                                   They also found five light guns, two bullets and five machetes left by the gang.

Investigation Unit | Case for Mrs Lila - Benapole | June 2012 »

September 10, 2012

 Video Source: Local Journalist

Background:

According to Mrs Lila, Hashem Ali had taken a loan of 20,000 BDT from her at the UP Election in May 2011.

•  A year later Mrs Lila indicated she wanted the money returned.
•  Hashem Ali and some young people started to disturb her.
•  Mrs Lila’s husband expressed Lila’s distress to the perpetrators.

13 June 2012 : Day of Incident

10 am four relatives came to visit Lila’s house (2 men and 2 women).
Hashem Ali and 7-8 youths came to Lila’s house and accused them of committing illegal activities in her home.
They asked for a payment of 50,000 BDT or they threatened to accuse her of a rape case.

When Lila denied payment, the youths forced Lila and her relatives out of her house and tied her to a tree. Her hair was cut, she was beaten several times, including with a shoe, engine oil was poured over her
head, face and body. 

Her relatives were also being beaten at the same time.

After Lila was beaten senseless, the men washed her body to the UP complex where they took her finger print for a bond. Lila's hair was cut by various men while she was tied to a tree in public : See Video Evidence

Lila’s husband, Md X had been informed of her location. When he went there, he was also beaten.

Probe Committee : Three member committee, led by additional SP Mohammad Mahububur Rashid

This case is under observation by the ASK Investigation Unit.

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