Minority Hindu activist brutally murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh


Tapan Barman (30) Minority Hindu activist brutally murdered by Muslim
perpetrators on 21st of February, 2014 at Baiderbazar Balurmat within
Sonargaon Upazila of Narayangonj District : (Source: The daily
Janakantha, Kaler kantha and Samakal dated 22.02.2014)

Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) received information from Ms.Joshna
Rani (26) – wife of deceased Tapan Barman that her husband has been
brutally murdered by some group of Muslim perpetrators within his
locality at Baiderbazar Balurmat-Sonargaon Upazila yesterday at about
10 p.m.

Name of the victim: Mr. Tapan Barman (expired on 21.02.14)

Age of the victim : 30 years 7 months.

Name of father : Laksman Chandra Barman

Name of mother : Not known.

Permanent Address: Baider Bazar, Balurmat, P.S. Sonargaon, District-Narayangonj, Bangladesh.

Date of event : 21st of February, 2014 at about 7 p.m.

Names of perpetrators: 1) Md. Majibar Rahaman, 2) Md. Abu Taleb, 3) Md. Zahangir, 4) Md.Hamidul,

5) Md. Zahidul 6) Md. Abul Hossain Member and 10-12 unknown perpetrators. All of Sonargaon Upazila of Narayangonj district in Bangladesh.

Fact of the case:

Mr. Tapan Kumar Barman is known to be a simple, law abiding and good social worker of the locality. He is reported to be a source of Police Department at Narayangonj. Yesterday on 21.02.14 at about 7 pm all on a sudden the above noted perpetrators without any provocation entered into the house of Tapan with deadly weapons and started to beat him mercilessly and other co-perpetrators with sharp dao, and kirish thrashed him and as a result of continuous striking on his body and face injured victim has been brought before local Health complex at Sonargaon and doctor referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and on the way Tapan died.


Soon after we received the news of murder I communicated with Mr. Rezaul -O.C Sonargaon Police station, S.P. Narayangonj District over their cell number who also gave me to understand that the dead body has been sent for post-mortem examination at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, as soon as the report received at their police station they will register the case against the person responsible for the murder of deceased. In the meantime O.C. informed me that they on suspicion detained three perpetrators before lodging any F.I.R.

As soon as we learn to know that the dead body has been kept at the morgue at Dhaka Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination, I, along with Shymol Das BDMW proceeded towards Dhaka Medical College and found wife of deceased and enquired about how her husband has been killed: She burst into tears and started to give us to understand that more than 15 perpetrators armed with deadly weapon came to her house and enquired Tapan Barman and as soon as her husband appeared those perpetrators namely 1 ) Md. Majibar Rahaman, 2) Md. Abu Taleb, 3) Md. Zahangir, 4) Md.Hamidul, 5) Md. Zahidul 6) Md. Abul Hossain Member and others jumped over him and they indiscriminately with intent to kill him thrashed out his body and face and as a result of such beating his husband died. We have taken her video statements in our camera.

We have also gone to examine the dead body of Tapan Barman at Dhaka Medical College at about 2 p.m. and found the dead body with unidentified condition; we noticed severe injuries on his face and body. We also found his eyes closed and teeth open. We also took a picture of the deceased and came back from the Medical College Hospital. We will also visit the spot and will be able to find out more.

Adv. Rabindra Ghosh

Founder President-Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) and

Observer-Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD)

Source: Dr. Togadia News