Attacks on Noor Key accused found dead

Nilphamari Correspondent :
Police recovered the body of the prime accused in the case of killing five persons from a graveyard at Nilphamari on Saturday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Golam Rabbani, 35, son of Mujibur Rahman and inhabitant of Dubachuri village in the upazila. His body was lying near a bamboo cluster in a local graveyard at about 6:00am, sources said. The tragedy took place at the same upazila on December 14 last year when activists of Jamaat-e-Islami attacked the convoy of Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor on December 14 last year.
Injury marks were found on the deceased’s head, cheek and throat, the police official said. .A case was filed with the police station in this connection, a police official said.
The people of Palash Bari village saw the body first. Police recovered the body around 8:30am, said a sub-inspector (SI) of Sadar Police Station. Four of the deceased were local Awami League men. They were killed when activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islami Chhatra Shibir attacked the motorcade of the Minister. Rabbani, who was hiding at his maternal uncle’s house at Durgam Bargasin village in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh district as five cases were filed against him in connection with the attack, said Shahana, wife of the deceased.
On Wednesday last, 18 people with arms in hands identifying themselves to be personnel of Rapid Action Battalion went to the house and picked up Rabbani, Shahana wife of Rabbani, claimed. She came to know about her husband’s picking up in cell phone. Her relatives are not sure whether the armed people were RAB personnel.
Awami League cadres might have kidnapped Rabbani early Wednesday as the armed people were in civil dresses, she told reporters. Locals alleged that Rabbani was an extortionist and had links to Jamaat-e-Islami.
Noor’s convoy came under attack while he was returning to Nilphamari town after visiting Laxmichap, Shishatoli and Palash Bari villages where Jamaatmen torched some 80 shops and storehouses belonging to the sympathizers with AL.

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