Perpetrators carried attack in minority village of Parbatipur Upazila of Dinajpur district, shallow machine looted and 20 injured (The Daily Ajker Kagoj, 18th March 07)
From Our Correspondent
PARBATIPUR, March 18: About 20 persons including children and women were injured in an attack of the terrorists in Parbatipur of Dinajpur district on March 12 over the incident of giving and taking diesel for shallow machine. The injured persons were: Dipak (9), Kumud (45), Anukul (35), Ramanath (46), Ms.Koushala (55),Ms. Prema (20), Joyanta (15),Ms. Archana (32),Ms. Josna (30),Ms. Maya (28), Ms.Falguni (45) and Mahesh Dhamalu (40). The condition of five amongst them stated to be critical.
It was learnt that Mojibur Rahman and Tohubur Rahman of nearby village took water for their lands from Anukul Chandra Roy, of Mommothpur union and owner of the shallow machine in contract of filling up the tank of shallow machine. As Mojibur and Tohubur didn’t give diesel according to the contract and so at one stage of exchanging hot words, they started beating Anukul and his accomplices. Later people of Kumarpara came and rescued Anukul in state of injury.
When family members of Anukul protested repression then perpetrators armed with deadly weapons led by Mojibur and Tohubur giving slogan like “Finish off Hindus and send them to India” swooped on them. The perpetrators carried the attack in the minority area for about 4 hours. The perpetrators also looted shallow machine and other tools of irrigation of Anukul. Hindus of three villages lodged a case with the local police station in this connection on March 13 last. At present a tense situation is prevailing in the area.
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