DHAKA: Widespread anger among Bengalis over inhumane killing of a 13-year-old boy Samiul who was accused by his attackers of stealing a bicycle in the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet.
According to details, on July 8, Samiul Alam Rajon a 13-year-old boy was ferociously beaten to death by a mob over accusations of stealing a bicycle. The incident was filmed and the video was shared in the social media which went viral stirring widespread indignation and condemnation within and without the country.
In the video, the scared stiff Samiul can be clearly heard screaming in pain and repeating: “Please don’t beat me like this, I will die.” At the same time the attackers can be heard on the footage trying to force him to confess his involvement in the theft.
Later on, in the footage Samiul was told to walk out on. However, when he did try to stand up, one of the attackers can be heard shouting: “His bones are okay. Beat him some more.” The boy can be heard asking for water after pitiless beating.
In the video clip Samiul is shown tied to a pole tied to and then subjected to a terrible beating while he pleaded for his life. Nonetheless it is still not know who filmed the video but the police believe it was one the attackers who captured the vicious incident from his smart phone which was later uploaded on the social media.
Soon after the incident the Bangladeshi police hooked five suspects including the alleged leader of the attackers Muhit Alam and his main accomplice Kamrul Islam who was arrested in Saudi Arabia. Islam fled to Saudi Arabia soon after committing the crime. The police is still searching for two of the alleged suspects who are believed to be directly involved in the murder.
“It’s a brutal and heinous murder and we won’t spare anyone,” a police chief official Akhtar Hussain said. On the other hand, family of Samiul assert that the youngster was innocent and was not involved in anyway in the stealing of bicycle.An autopsy report of Samiul states that he had sustained 64 separate injuries as a direct result of the assault.
At the same time the 28 minute video has sparked extensive rage over the killing of the youngster where protestors demand the attackers be sentenced to death. The demonstrators formed a human chain on Monday July 13, around Samiul’s home in Sylhet. Mass protests were staged in other major cities of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka.