Sherpur man killed protesting bribery
A man, who was allegedly beaten and hacked for protesting bribery in distribution of disability allowance card in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur district, died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Saturday night.
Deceased Sujan Mia, 30, was a resident of Kerengapara village in Ramchandrakura union under the upazila.
Local and police sources said Abdul Jalil, a member of ward- 9 in Ramchandrakura union, took Tk 4,000 as bribe and made disability allowance card for a physically challenged person--Abdul Halim, 23.
Being informed, Sujan protested the matter that made Jalil angry.
Later, Jalil along with his family members attacked Sujan on November 10 and vandalised Sujan’s shop, leaving him and some of his family members including his brother and mother injured.
Critically injured Sujan was first taken to local Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from where he was referred to the capital's Mitford Hospital.
After a brain surgery, Sujan was released from the hospital. But, he was again admitted to the same hospital following deterioration of his health condition where he died around 7 pm on Saturday.
Nalitabari Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Basir Ahmed Badal said the attempt to murder case filed after attack on Sujan will be converted to a murder case upon receiving the autopsy report.
However, two accused in the case secured bail while the UP member Abdul Jalil went into hiding.