Renu murder: Accused Mohiuddin sent to jail...

Dhaka, Saturday   27 February 2021

Renu murder: Accused Mohiuddin sent to jail

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:08 PM, 27 January 2021  

Renu murder: Accused Mohiuddin sent to jail

Renu murder: Accused Mohiuddin sent to jail

A Dhaka court today ordered Mohiuddin to sent to jail, the convicted killer of Taslima Begum Renu who was killed by mob beating on suspicion of kidnapping in front of the gate of North Badda Government Primary School in the capital last year. 

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Noor passed the order after a hearing on Wednesday. General Registration Officer (GRO) of the concerned court Mohammad Majharul Islam confirmed the matter.

Earlier, the fugitive accused Mohiuddin surrendered to the court through his lawyer and applied for bail. At the time, the state opposed bail. After hearing both the parties, the court rejected the bail application and ordered him to send jail.

On December 2, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid took cognizance of the charge sheet in the case. At the same time, an arrest warrant was issued against the fugitive accused Mohiuddin. Then on January 3, the court ordered to seize the property of the accused Mohiuddin. At the same time, the court fixed February 1 for the report.

On September 10, the investigating officer of the case, Inspector Abdul Haque of DB Police, filed a charge sheet against 15 people in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's Court.

The accused mentioned in the charge sheet are Ibrahim alias Hridoy Mollah, Riya Begum Moyna, Abul Kalam Azad, Kamal Hossain, Md. Shahin, Bachchu Mia, Md. Bappi, Murad Mia, Sohail Rana, Asadul Islam, Bellal Mollah, Md. Raju and Mohiuddin. 

Zafar Hossain Patwari and Wasim Ahmed have been charged as minors. Among the accused, Wasim, Hridoy, and Riya Begum have given confessional statements to the court. Among them, Riya Begum, Bachchu Mia, Shaheen, Murad, and Bappi have been granted bail by the high court.

On July 20 last year, 40-year old Taslima, a single mother of four-and-a-half-year-old Tuba and Ta-seen al Mahir, a fifth-grader, had gone to Badda Uttar-Purba Primary School to inquire about admission in hopes of getting Tuba enrolled.

But a mob beat her brutally to death in front of the school gate, suspecting her to be a child kidnapper. Videos taken on mobile phones and CCTV, which later went viral, showed some young people kicking, striking, and trampling Taslima amid a gathering of several hundred people, most of whom were just silent spectators.

The killing, which touched off a firestorm of outrage in the country, took place at a time when incidents of mob attacks on people labeling them as "child kidnappers" were on the rise.