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‘Extortionist’ killed in Chattogram mass beating

07 January 2019,Monday, 19:19

Staff Correspondent

A suspected extortionist was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Pahartali Bazar in Double Mooring area of Chattogram city on Monday.

The deceased, Mohiuddin Sohel, 27, was a listed drug trader of Khulshi area and he used to collect toll from traders of the bazaar, locals claimed, adding that he always identified himself as an Awami League leader.

Quoting traders, officer-in-charge of Double Mooring Police Station, Mohiuddin Selim, said Sohel locked into an altercation with the traders around 11 am in the bazaar when they refused to pay him toll.

At one stage, when he threatened them, the businessmen along with locals swooped on him and gave him a mass beating, leaving him critically injured.

When Sohel was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, doctors pronounced him dead.



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