Laxmipur school girl protested against the harassment. The miscreants set fire to Ibrahim’s battery-powered autorickshaw. Autorickshaws were their only source of income.
On Sunday (March 26) at noon, the victim Ibrahim lodged a written complaint against his neighbor Md Sharif at the Sadar Model Police Station.
According to the complaint, the autorickshaw parked in front of Ali Haji’s house in Piarapur village of Bhabaniganj union of Sadar Upazila was set on fire with straw and wood on Saturday night (March 26). Ibrahim used to park the autorickshaw at night in front of Sharif’s house for about a year. Sharif often teased Ibrahim’s schoolgirl. Sharif was arbitrated more than once in the area. From then on, Sharif became furious.
For several days, Sharif had been threatening Ibrahim in various ways. Sharif also threatened to burn the autorickshaw if it was parked in front of the house. On Saturday night, as usual, Ibrahim left the autorickshaw in front of the house. At some point in the night, the rickshaw was set on fire with straw and wood.
The victim Ibrahim said that Sharif had threatened to burn my autorickshaw through various means. That burned my autorickshaw. The only means of earning money is to burn me and make me poor. How can I put rice in the face of my wife and children?
The accused went to Sharif’s house for a statement but could not find him. He did not receive multiple calls on his mobile phone.
However, Sharif’s mother Amena Begum said, “My son did not talk about burning the rickshaw.” Putting a rickshaw in front of our house will be extremely difficult, she said.
Jasim Uddin, a member of Bhabaniganj Union Parishad’s 9th ward, said, “I went to the spot after receiving the news.” The incident is ugly. I have advised Ibrahim to take legal action.
The officer-in-charge (OC) of Laxmipur Sadar Model Police Station said, “I have received a written complaint.” Necessary legal action will be taken after investigating the incident.