Bangladesh: Hindu man’s beheading highlights minority plight

Dhaka, February 12, 2016: Tarun Dutta (45) a Hindu businessman was brutally beheaded on 8th February 2016 at Golapbag Bazar within Govindagonj Upazila of Gaibandha District in Bangladesh.

His beheaded body and head were recovered from a ditch at Bardhankuti area and the man had a hardware business.

The beheading is eerily similar to what happens under Taliban and it immediately brought minority Hindus out on streets who protested against this gruesome beheading.

Hindu man’s beheading in Bangladesh draws ire from all corners

To protest against the persecution, the local Bangladeshi Puja Ujjapan Parishad, Upazila Banik Samitee and common people demonstrated in front of local Sonali Bank and barricaded the streets and demanded the arrest of the murderers responsible for the brutal killing of Tarun Dutta.

The local Member of the Parliament Prof Abul Kalam Azad and also Mr. Nazmul Hoque Tuku- President of the Upazila Banik Samitee have also demanded strict punishment for the perpetrators. The two also submitted a memorandum to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.

As per the details that have been shared by the Bangladesh Minority Watch, on 8th February at about 6 a.m. Dutta went for a morning walk as per routine. But he did not return back and later on, his dead body without the head was traced to a ditch nearby.

No arrests have been made till the writing of the report.

Bangladesh Minority Watch spoke to Md.Faruk Hossain, Additional Superintendent of Police, over his mobile and he confirmed that no perpetrators have been arrested.

Md. Mozammel Hoaue-Officer in Charge of Govindagonj police station expressed concern over the beheading and he also informed the watchdog saying that “I am trying to find out the criminals to bring them to justice”.

Mita Rani Dutta (35) wife of the deceased victim lodged the First Information Report (FIR).

The victim’s wife said that “I have lost everything, I have two minor sons and now there is no one to look after my sons.”

Earlier too we had reported about human rights violations taking place in Bangladesh.

Pic credit:Bangladesh Minority watch