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Tipu-Prity murder case

Indictment hearing against 33 accused on Feb 27

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:08, 22 February 2024  
Indictment hearing against 33 accused on Feb 27

A Dhaka court on Thursday (February 22) fixed February 27 for holding a hearing on accepting charge-sheet against 33 people in a case filed over the sensational murder of Awami League leader Jahidul Islam Tipu and college student Samia Afrin Prity in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur area in 2022.

Judge Ali Hossain of Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 fixed the date after the chargesheet was submitted before the court for its acceptance.

Earlier on June 5, Md Yasin Sikder, an inspector of Detective Branch of police, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet against 33 accused including fugitive top terror Jisan and Freedom Manik.

The other accused in the case include- Councillor of ward no 10 of Dhaka South City Corporation, Maruf Ahmed Monsur, Dhaka South city unit Awami League organizing secretary Ashraf Talukder, Khairul Islam, Juber Alam Khan Robin, Sohel Shahriar, Maruf Reza Sagar, Kamruzzaman Bablu, Kailla Palash, Aminul, Sohel, Sumon Shikder Musa, Soikat, Shikder Akash, Imran Hossain Jitu, Molla Shamim, Rakib, BD Babu, Omar Faruk, Killer Nasir, Rifat, Ishtiak Hossain Jitu, Mahbubur Rahman Titu, Hafiz, Masum, Rana Molla and Nasiruddin Manik.

Of the 33 accused, 24 have been arrested so far and are now behind bars.

Tipu, former general secretary of Motijheel police station Awami League, was on his microbus destined for his Khilgaon home on the night of March 24, 2022. 

He was shot dead by a masked assailant in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur area as his vehicle got stuck in traffic.

Rickshaw passenger Samia Afran Prity was also shot by stray bullets and died on the spot. Tipu’s driver Munna got shot on his hand in the incident.

Tipu’s wife Farhana Islam Dolly filed a murder case with Shahjahanpur Police station.

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