From: Rabindra Ghosh < >
Subject: BANGLADESH: TAPAN BARMAN (32)-
Minority Hindu brutally murdered by Muslim Perpetrators on 21.02.14 at Sonargaon:
Tapan Barman (30) Minority Hindu activist brutally murdered by Muslim perpetrators on 21st of February, 2014 at Baiderbazar Balurmat within Sonargaon Upazila of Narayangonj District : (Source: The daily Janakantha, Kaler kantha and Samakal dated 22.02.2014)
Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) received information from Ms.Joshna Rani (26) – wife of deceased Tapan Barman that her husband has been brutally murdered by some group of Muslim perpetrators within his locality at Baiderbazar Balurmat-Sonargaon Upazila yesterday at about 10 p.m.
Name of the victim: Mr. Tapan Barman (expired on 21.02.14)
Age of the victim : 30 years 7 months.
Name of father : Laksman Chandra Barman
Name of mother : Not known.
Permanent Address: Baider Bazar, Balurmat, P.S. Sonargaon, District-Narayangonj, Bangladesh.
Date of event : 21st of February, 2014 at about 7 p.m.
Names of perpetrators:
1) Md. Majibar Rahaman,
2) Md. Abu Taleb,
3) Md. Zahangir,
5) Md. Zahidul
6) Md. Abul Hossain Member and 10-12 unknown perpetrators.
All of Sonargaon Upazila of Narayangonj district in Bangladesh.
Fact of the case:
Mr. Tapan Kumar Barman is known to be a simple, law abiding and good social worker of the locality. He is reported to be a reliable source for local Police Department. Yesterday on 21.02.14 at about 7 pm all on a sudden the above noted perpetrators without any provocation entered into the house of Tapan with deadly weapons and started to beat him mercilessly and other co-perpetrators with sharp dao, and Kirish thrashed him and as a result of continuous striking on his body and face injured victim has been brought before local Health complex at Sonargaon and doctor referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and on the way Tapan died.
Soon after we received the news of murder I communicated with Mr. Rezaul -O.C Sonargaon Police station, S.P. Narayangonj District over their cell number who also gave me to understand that the dead body has been sent for post-mortem examination at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, as soon as the report received at their police station they will register the case against the person responsible for the murder of deceased. In the meantime O.C. informed me that they on suspicion detained three perpetrators before lodging any F.I.R.
As soon as we learn to know that the dead body has been kept at the morgue at Dhaka Medical College Hospital for postmortem examination, I, along with Shymol Das BDMW proceeded towards Dhaka Medical College and found wife of deceased and enquired about how her husband has been killed: She burst into tears and started to give us to understand that more than 15 perpetrators armed with deadly weapon came to her house and enquired Tapan Barman and as soon as her husband appeared those perpetrators namely
1 ) Md. Majibar Rahaman,
2) Md. Abu Taleb,
3) Md. Zahangir,
5) Md. Zahidul
6) Md. Abul Hossain
Member and others jumped over him and they indiscriminately with intent to kill him thrashed out his body and face and as a result of such beating his husband died. We have taken her video statements in our camera.
We have also gone to examine the dead body of Tapan Barman at Dhaka Medical College at about 2 p.m. and found the dead body with unidentified condition; we noticed severe injuries on his face and body. We also found his eyes closed and teeth open. We also took a picture of the deceased and came back from the Medical College Hospital. We will also visit the spot and will be able to find out more.
Bangladesh Minority Watch is very much concerned about the brutal murder of minority belonging to Hindus and we demand:
1) The perpetrators responsible for alleged offence of murder should be identified and arrested; the responsible person should be brought to book as per law.
2) The co-accused so far we collected information behind murder should be incorporated in the First information report.
3) The compensation to the bereaved family should be given by the state.
4) The right to life is an essential element and so denial of civil, social and political rights including minority rights should be taken into consideration for upholding human rights.
5) The obligation to respect human rights of a country should be implemented and the citizen belonging to minority communities should be protected.
Source of Media: The daily “Janakantha” dated 22.02.14 and the daily Samakal dated 22.02.14, the daily Kalerkantha datred 22.02.14.
More fact finding will be made available after our visit at the spot and police station at Sonargaon.
With best regards,
Adv. Rabindra Ghosh
Founder President-Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW)
12, K.M. Das Lane, Tikatully, Wari P.S.,Dhaka, Bangladesh