Badda Lynching

Writ seeks Tk 5cr compensation for Renu’s family

A writ has been filed with the High Court seeking its directives to provide Tk five crore as compensation to the family of Taslima Begum Renu who was killed in mob beating in city's Badda area. Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan filed the writ as a public interest litigation on Sunday. The writ petition sought Tk 10 lakh as immediate compensation for the Renu’s family within 15 days.

An HC bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal is supposed to hear the writ petition on Sunday. The Cabinet secretary and the secretaries of Home, Law and Information ministries, the IGP, the DMP commissioner and the Officer-in-Charge of Badda Police Station ssdhave been made respondents.

On July 20, Taslima, 40, a single mother of two, went to Uttar Badda Government Primary School regarding admission of her child where she talked with a female guardian of a student about the admission process. At one stage of their conversation, the guardian suspected Taslima as a child kidnapper after she (Taslima) asked the address of the guardian.

After hearing this, Ridoy along with 15 to 20 others went to the school. In such a situation, the school authorities locked Taslima in a room on the first floor.As the news spread, more people from the nearby market went there and broke into the room and started beating her to death. Renu’s nephew Nasir Uddin Tito filed a case against 400 or 500 unknown people with Badda Police Station.

Ridoy fled to his village home in Narayanganj following the incident and cut off his hair to hide his identity. The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on July 23 arrested Ridoy from his aunt’s house from Bhulta Upazila of Narayanganj.