It has been alleged that Md. Jahurul Islam Mithu, 24, who was a resident of the village of Teli under Santhia Upazila1 of Pabna district, was arrested at around 7.00 pm on August 21, 2008 by RAB12 from his neighbour’s house and was later on brought near Bhulbariya Government Primary School at around 3.00 am on August 22, 2008, where he was shot and killed by RAB and police officers. The allegation has been made by the deceased’s family members.
On the other hand, the RAB and police authorities have claimed RAB 12 and Ataikula Police jointly raided the field of the Bhulbariya Government Primary School at around 3.00 am on August 22, 2008 after receiving news from a secret source that members of Purbo Banglar Communist Party [ML-Red Flag] were holding a meeting at that particular venue. During the raid, there was a ‘shootout’ between RAB, and police and the members of the Purbo Banglar Communist Party [ML-Red Flag] and Mithu was killed in ‘crossfire’ during the ‘shootout’.
Pabna-Mithu death RAB-Fact Finding Report-2008 (full text in English, PDF)
Pabna-Mithu death RAB-Fact Finding Report-2008 (full text in Bangla, PDF)
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