Shri Tarun Dutta (45) a Hindu businessman was brutally killed on 8th February,2016 at Golapbag Bazar within Govindagonj Upazila of Gaibandha District. His beheaded body and head was recovered from a ditch at Bardhankuti Area. His father’s name was late Hirendra Nath Dutta. He was conducting his hardware business with hardship near his home.( Source : The daily Ittefaq dated 10.02.2016)
Local Puja Ujjapan Parishad, Upazila Banik Samitee and locals demonstrated in front of local Sonali Bank and barricaded the streets for arresting murderers responsible for brutal killing of Mr. Tarun Dutta. On this protest meeting the local Member of Parliament-4 Prof Abul Kalam Azad, Mr. Nazmul Hoque Tuku- President of Upazila Banik Samitee demanded punishment of the perpetrators. They also submitted a Memorandum to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) for immediate arrest of perpetrators and justice.
On 8th February,16 at about 6 a.m. Mr.Dutta went for a morning walk as usual as per daily routine work. But he did not return back from outside home and later on his dead body was separated from head was traced in a ditch nearby Bardhankuti Area of Govindagonj Upazila of Gaibandha District. Police could not identify the perpetrators till writing of this report.
Bangladesh Minority Watch contacted with Mr.Md.Faruk Hossain, Additional Superintendent of Police over his mobile and he confirmed that no perpetrators has yet been arrested in this connection. I also contacted with Md. Mozammel Hoaue-Officer in Charge of Govindagonj police station over phone who also expressed concern and he also said ” I am trying to find out the criminal to justice”. He also said Ms.Mita Rani Dutta(35) wife of deceased victim lodged first information report (FIR) before Govindagonj police station being case No.15 dated 08.02.2016 under section 302/201/34 penal code without naming any accused person.
I on behalf of BDMW also talked with Ms. Mita Rani Dutta (wife of deceased) who became mum and cried for justice and she also said ” I have lost everything, I have two minor sons and we can live hand to mouth and there is none to look after my sons, please try to help us legally.” She also explained us that this murder is premeditated and Islamic zealots probably butchered Shri Tarun Dutta to create terror in the minds of Hindus within this locality. Bangladesh Minority Watch assured the victim’s family our legal assistance in the courts to bring the culprits to book as per law.
Bangladesh Minority Watch also demands exemplary punishment of perpetrators after identifying the murderers. The compensation to the victim’s family be given for their survival and future education of her two minor children. We also pray departed soul of Tarun Dutta be rest in peace.
Bangladesh Minority Watch will continue to investigate the brutal murder.