Probe report in Badda lynching case on Feb 20


A Dhaka court on Wednesday set February 20 to submit probe report in a case lodged over killing of one Taslima Begum Renu in a mob beating in North Badda area in the capital. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ziaur Rahman passed the order this morning as the investigation officer failed to submit the report yesterday.

Taslima Begum Renu, 40, a single-mother of two, was brutally beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of being a child lifter, in front of North Badda Government Primary School in the morning on July 20, 2019. It was later learned that Renu went there to take information regarding admission of her daughter Tahsin Tuba, 4, at that school.

Renu’s nephew Nasir Uddin filed the case with Badda Police Station against 400-500 unidentified people. Police scrutinizing the vicious video clippings of the incident, managed to arrest almost all the culprits, including Ria Khatun, 35, who started the ruckus by terming Renu a child lifter, and Ibrahim Hossain Hridoy, the man who was seen most active in beating Renu, even thrashing her seemingly lifeless body.