School teacher 'beaten dead' by money lenders
A primary school teacher, allegedly beaten up by money lenders in Nandigram upazila of Bogura, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Wednesday morning.
Deceased Saiful Islam, 50, was an assistant teacher of Dolchara Government Primary School. He was the resident of Peng Hajarki Hushiarpara in Nandigram.
Burial UP Chairman Noor Mohammad said Saiful went to Dolgachi Bazar on Monday evening from where miscreants took him to his school. They severely beat him up and left him at the corridor tying his hands and legs.
Saiful was rushed to the hospital where he died this morning.
The family members said Saiful borrowed Tk 15-16 lakh from some money (Dadan) lenders few days ago. Recently, the lenders were putting pressure on him to repay the money. But, Saiful could not pay.
They even took away the bank cheque book of his salary account before lending the money, Saiful's family added.
They alleged that the lenders beat him up over the repay of the lent money.
The body was sent to the hospital morgue, said Nandigram Police Station officer in-charge Shawkat Kabir.