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Lynching of 2 youths: 4 platoons BGB deployed in Faridpur 

Faridpur Correspondent

Published: 20:52, 24 April 2024

Lynching of 2 youths: 4 platoons BGB deployed in Faridpur 

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Four platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were deployed to maintain law and order in Faridpur sadar and Madhukhali upazilas amid tension over lynching of two youths following a fire in a temple in Dumain union.

The authorities deployed four platoons of BGB at Baliakandi and Baghate Bazar under Faridpur Sadar and Madhukhali upazilas around 9 am, said Shariful Islam, public relations officer of the BGB.

Along with the BGB, village police are stationed to avoid further trouble, he said, adding that the situation in the area is normal now.

On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out in the Barwari temple in Hindu-dominated Panchpalli village in Dumain union of Madhukhali upazila.

Hindu residents became angry over the incident and they locked seven construction workers on suspicion of their involvement in the desecration of the idols.

The workers were constructing a wash block at Panchapalli Government Primary School, 20 yards off the temple.

On information, Madhukhali police and upazila administration officials rushed to the spot but the mob also confined them.

Later with the help of Faridpur District Sadar and Rajbari District Police, the besieged people were rescued after a few hours.

Seven workers were rescued with injuries and taken to Madhukhali Upazila Health Complex and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital in Faridpur. Two of the injured succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment.

The deceased were identified as Ashraful, 21, and his younger brother Ashadul, 15, sons of Shahjahan Khan of Ghoperghat village under Naowarpara union of the upazila. They were both construction workers.

The death of the youths sparked huge protests in the area, leading to a clash with police on Tuesday.

Some members of the law enforcing agencies and villagers were injured in the clash that lasted for around three hours on Dhaka-Khulna highway but the exact number of the injured could not be ascertained.