Vol. 4 Num 213 Wed. December 31, 2003  
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Two lynched in city

Two young men were beaten to death apparently in the same incident in the city's Madhya Badda area Monday night.

Nazmul Hasan, 20, and Kajal Mollah, 24, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after being separately admitted there with broken limbs and head injuries, police and hospital sources said.

Nazmul was found near Lutful Tower in Madhya Badda around midnight. His uncle Mozammel Haq, a constable of Sabujbagh Police Station, took him to the DMCH where the victim was declared dead.

Earlier around 10:00pm, Khilgaon Police found Kajal, a grocer, near Hajipara Petrol Pump in Khilgaon and rushed him to the DMCH where he died about four hours later.

"Nazmul left my house at Madhya Badda, around 11:00am Monday to join the Biswa Ijtema at Tongi," said Mozammel Haq.

Kajal's uncle Abdus Salam identified his nephew's body at the DMCH yesterday.

Police could not say anything about the motive behind the lynching. No case was filed till the filing of this report late last night.

Another source quoting eyewitnesses said a group of men lynched the two in front of the filling station at Hajipara, saying they were muggers, but police said neither had any criminal records.