Murder accused evading arrest with money power, says widow

 By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 7: Mohia Bewa, widow of Saher Ali of Khchua Khas in Dhubri district under Dharamala police outpost, has alleged that the main accused in the murder of her husband have been evading their arrest with money power. 
Addressing the media at Guwahati Press Club here on Saturday, Bewa said: “A 14-member gang led by Abul Kashem and Animul Islam killed her husband on August 3 this year in connection with a land dispute. On August 1 Abul Kashem and Aminul Islam torched our house and destroyed other property. Abul Kashem wanted to buy a plot of our land, and we did agree to that. However, the amount of cash offered by Kashem was too meagre for which we had to reject the offer. That led him to attack on August 1. We lodged an FIR against the attack on August 2 at Dhubri police station. On August 3 around ten people, including Abul Kashem, took my husband purportedly for a meeting in the house of Alhaj Hamid Ali to settle the deal. Since my husband was late from the meeting, we had to go to the house of Alhaj Hamid Ali only to find that no meeting took place there. On the very next day, i.e. on August 4 this year, we found the body of my husband hanged from a tree. We lodged an FIR at Dharamsala police outpost on that very day. Three persons – Abul Kashem, zrul Haque and Saha Alam Sheikh – have been arrested. The others, have, however, been evading their arrest with money power. When I went to the police to know the fate of the case, they told me that it was a suicide case. I reasserted them that it couldn’t be a suicide case as the legs of the body were touching the ground. This apart there was bleeding from his body. Accused Abul Kashem and Animul Islam have also threatened my advocate. I request Dispur to ensure justice. I also appeal to the Assam State Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to ensure justice to us.”

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