Investigation into homeopath murder in Kushtia intensified

Investigation into homeopath murder in Kushtia intensified

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Dhaka – Police have intensified the investigation into the murder of a homeopath in Kushtia. Unidentified assailants hacked a homeopathy practitioner to death and injured his friend, a teacher of Islamic University in Kushtia.
Police said they are not sure whether militants were involved in the murder of homeopath Mir Sanowar Rahman.Quoting locals, Kushtia Model Police Station OC Shahabuddin Chowdhury said the university’s Bangla department Assistant Professor Md Saifuzzaman came under the attack near Shishir Parha field at Battoil around 10am
They were on their way to Sanaur’s free Friday dispensary on a motorcycle,
Saifuzzaman’s colleague Manzur Rahman said that the former was first admitted to Kushtia General Hospital with seven stab wounds in the upper part of the body and head.
He was transferred to Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka for better treatment later.
Rahman said Saifuzzaman was a long-time friend of Sanaur, who was fond of Baul ideology. They would often go to Baul song programmes, he added.
OC Shahabuddin said they were not yet certain who the murderers were and about their motivation.
The body of the homeopath has been sent to the hospital morgue for post-mortem examination.
Police on May 15 arrested a suspected member of Ansarullah Bangla Team in Kushtia on charge of killing LGBT rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his theatre activist friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy in Dhaka in April.
Zakaria Sarder, a Baul festival organiser, was hacked to death in adjacent Chuadanga district in December last year.
In 2014, Rajshahi University Professor AKM Shafiul Islam, a fan of mystic poet Baul Fakir Lalon Shah, was hacked in an area near the university.
Rajshahi University saw another similar murder days before the killings of Mannan and Tonoy.
People close to slain Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee said the cultural activist had a plan to establish a music school in Rajshahi. – News Desk

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