Dhaka, April 11, 2016: Another assault on minority Hindu businessman has come to light from Bangladesh but due to safety issues, many are too scared to launch a complaint.
Like in the case of the minority Hindu victim Ranjit Kumar (40) who is a businessman at Chandragonj Maddyam Bazar within Chandragonj police station at Laksmipur District.
This case has come to light through human rights watchdog Bangladesh Minority watch which is spearheading movement for minority rights in the nation.
But this minority Hindu man is unwilling to launch a complaint before the respective police station on the alleged torture one Liton who is the secretary of Chandragonj Union Awami League.
It is alleged that on 7th April, 2016 Liton unlawfully and forcefully entered the business establishment “Ma Brashlaya” founded by the minority Hindu businessman and demanded a huge amount of money (extortion).
Ranjit was unable to pay him the money due to which he was brutally tortured.
The local Hindus are intimidated by powerful Secretary of Union Awami League and are apprehensive about their security after this latest assault.
Bangladesh Minority Watch Team has visited the spot, talked with S.P., D.C -Laksmipur and A.K.M. Azizur Rahman –Officer-in-Charge of Chandragonj police station who told them that the minority Hindu businessman Ranjit is not interested to lodge any complain but the Officer-in-Charge made a General diary for future action if any complain is being made.
Ranjit Kumar whom the team met was frightened for his life and is not in a position to lodge any complaint against the powerful and ruling Awami League activists.
Bangladesh Minority Watch is asking for the perpetrators attacking minority Hindu businessmen to be tried as per law.
Earlier too a similar case has also come to light from Bangladesh and the ruling party’s activists allegedly have been found involved in that too.