Badda woman lynching: Trial against 13 begins



A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against 13 accused in a case lodged over killing of Taslima Begum Renu in a mob beating in North Badda area in the capital in 2019.

The accused are Ibrahim alias Ridoy Molla, Riya Begum Moyna, Abul Kalam Azad, Kamal Hossain, Md Shahin, Bacchu Mia, Md Bappi, Murad Mia, Sohel Rana, Asadul Islam, Billal Molla, Md Raju and Mohin Uddin.

The 6th Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court’s judge Fatima Imroze Khonika passed the indictment order and fixed July 24 for recording testimonies of the witnesses in the case.

Investigation officer (IO) and Detective Branch (DB) Inspector Abdul Huque filed charge-sheet against 15 on September 20, 2020. Of the 15, two underage accused will be tried in juvenile court.

Taslima begum Renu, 40, a mother of two, was brutally beaten to death by a mob suspecting her as a child lifter, in front of North Badda Government Primary School in the morning on July 20, 2019.

It was later learned that Renu went there to take information regarding admission of her daughter Tahsin Tuba, 4, at that school.

Later, Renu’s nephew Nasir Uddin filed the case with Badda Police Station against 400-500 unidentified people.

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