Rajshahi, Jan 30 (UNB) – The house of Zihad, who was falsely accused of theft and subjected to barbaric torture in Rajshahi in 2015, was set afire in the early hours of Wednesday in Paba Upazila.
His father Imran Ali claimed that those who tortured his son were behind the arson. “It was an attempt to kill my family,” he said.
“They (the accused) have been threatening me to withdraw the case I filed against 13 men over the 2015 incident,” Imran said.
“They doused our house in petrol and set it on fire,” he said. “We survived but our livestock and chickens and ducks have perished.”
He suffered minor burn injuries while trying to save his livestock. He was treated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
Paba Police Station’s in-charge Rezaul Hasan said they had visited the spot and assured the victims of taking necessary legal measures after investigation.