Published: Friday, July 26, 2013

Jubo League leader shot at AL leader Henry’s Sirajganj house

Victim's cousin arrested

A Jubo League leader was bullet hit during a clash with his cousin at the residence of central Awami League (AL) leader Jannat Ara Talukder Henry in Sirajganj town on Wednesday night.
The victim — Md Selim Ahmed, 40, organising secretary of Sirajganj district unit of Jubo League, also a panel mayor of Sirajganj municipality, is undergoing treatment in Sirajganj Sadar Hospital.
Selim Ahmed and his cousin Mamunur Rashid had a long standing family feud, said police and locals.
On Wednesday night, Mamun along with Selim’s younger brother Dulal went to the residence of Henry, forest and environment affairs secretary of AL central committee, to seek her help to settle their feud concerning landed property.
Being informed, Selim along with fellows rushed to Henry’s residence when a clash erupted.
Selim was bullet-hit during the incident, police said, adding that a stutter gun was seized from the spot.
Aggrieved Jubo League men besieged Henry’s residence. Later police removed them.
Selim filed a case yesterday morning accusing his cousin Mamunur Rashid, Jannat Ara Talukder Henry and her husband Shamim Talukder Labu. Police arrested Mamun.
Meanwhile, Labu filed another case against Selim and his fellows on charge of extortion and ransacking the house.
“Selim and his fellows attacked my residence and demanded money on the occasion of Eid. As I declined to meet the demand they vandalised my residence,” Labu told this correspondent.
Contacted, officer in charge of Sirajganj Police station Md Rafikul Islam said, “The clash occurred as sequel to a long standing family feud between Selim and Mamun. Police is investigating the matter.”