2 Shibir men shot dead in Jessore


Jessore, April 14: Two Islami Chhatra Shibir men were found dead with bullet-injuries in Jessore Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

After being informed, police recovered the bodies from a pond at Bahrampur crematorium area of the district’s Haibatpur union.

Deceased Abu Jar Gifari, 21, was Shibir president of Jhenidah’s Kaliganj municipality unit; while Shamim Mahmud was an activist of the organization.

The victim’s families alleged that the victims were picked up by the members of Detective Branch of police last month, but the DB police denied the allegation.

Gifari was honours third year student at Bangla department of Jessore MM College and Shamim was honours second year student of KC College in Jhenidah.

Ilias Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jessore Kotwali Police Station, confirmed the body recovery.

Victims’ families at separate press conferences claimed that plainclothes police introducing themselves as detectives picked up Gifari and Shamim on March 18 and 25 respectively and they remained missing since then.

Gifari’s father alleged that DB men abducted his son when he was returning home after performing Jummah prayer from a local mosque in their locality on March 18.

On March 25, Shamim was detained by DB men from Mahtab Uddin Degree College premises.