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Muezzin arrested over lynching, burning man in Lalmonirhat

The muezzin of Burimari Central Jame Mosque has been arrested over the lynching a man and burning his body after accusing him of disrespecting the Quran.

With Afiz Uddin, 50, the law enforcers have so far arrested 33 suspects over the Oct 29 incident.

Patgram Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sumon Kumar Mohonto said they arrested Afiz on Thursday midnight from Burimari Bazar.

Locals beat Shadunnabi Jewel, 42, to death and burned his body accusing him of disrespecting the Quran at the mosque.

Jewel’s cousin Saiful Islam filed a case on Oct 31 over the killing.

The victim was the son of Abdul Wajed Mia of Rangpur town. He had gone to Burimari on Oct 29.

After the Asr prayer at the central mosque, he was accused of disrespecting the Quran and beaten to death before his body was set on fire.

SOURCE: UNITED NEWS OF BANGLADESH