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BNP leader Mohammad Rafikul Islam Majumdar was abducted and killed by men identifying as RAB

On January 5, 2013 at around 7:45pm Haji Mohammad Rafikul Islam Majumdar (42) was abducted and killed by men identifying themselves as RAB officials, claimed his mother in law, brother and relatives. Rafikul was the General Secretary of Ward 56, Dhaka unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and vice president of the Hawkers’ Market Committee in Dhaka.

 He was the son of Haji Moniruzzaman and Mosammot Sufiya Begum of Chondipur village under Shahrasti police station of Chandpur district. He was a resident at Shonir Akhra under Kodomtoli police station in Dhaka.

 On January 4, 2013 Rafikul went to his in-law’s house in Anandanagar village under Shailokupa Upazila in Jhenidah district. The next day at around 7:30pm about six or seven men identifying themselves as RAB personnel picked him up from his in-law’s house.

 The same night at around 10:00pm Rafikul’s body was found at the onion field of a man named Alfaz Mia in Adabaria village under Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia. Rafikul was handcuffed (the word “Police” was engraved on the handcuff in English); there was a wound on the back of his head and he appeared to be strangled with a muffler. According to the police and the post mortem, Rafikul was strangled to death after being tortured.

fact-finding-KLEA-Rafikul Islam Majumdar-Jhenidah-2013-eng (full text in English, PDF)
fact-finding-KLEA-Rafikul Islam Majumdar-Jhenidah-2013-bang (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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