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Case filed over attack on Chuadanga Baul Akhda

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Dhaka – A case was filed in connection with the hacking to three people of Baul community at Ektarpur village in Jibannagar upzila of Chuadanga district on Sunday midnight.
Baul Shahidul Islam filed the case with Jibannagar Police Station on Sunday night accusing 7-8 unidentified men, said Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of the police station.Meanwhile, police arrested three suspected men from Senerhuda village in the upazila early Monday in this connection.
The arrestees were identified as Ariful, 22, son of Jeher Ali, Shahed, 30, son of Shahjahan Ali, and Jamat Ali, son of Niamat Ali.
Earlier, three Baul practioners, Rashida Begum, 60, Abdur Rahim, 65, and his wife Bulu Begum, 50, were hacked by masked miscreants who launched an attack at a Baul Akhda, a social centre of the Baul community, at Ektarpur village.
The injured were first taken to Sadar Hospital and later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) as their condition deteriorated.
Bauls are a mendicant folk sect, generally inhabiting the districts of Kushtia, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Jhenaidah, Faridpur, Jessore, and Pabna and are associated with devotional songs known as Baul songs, according to Banglapedia.

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