Criminals demolish house tying owners to a tree

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Police detained two of the miscreants, Ruhul, 25, and Yasin, 22, in this connection

Several miscreants tied three women, including an elderly person, to a tree and demolished their house in Dhanishafa union under Pirojpur’s Mathbaria upazila on Tuesday morning.

Police detained two of the miscreants, Ruhul, 25, and Yasin, 22, in this connection.

According to local Union Parishad Member Ismail Hossain, Altaf Mridha has been staying on his ancestral land for over 30 years. The women who were tied to the tree are his relatives and lived in his house which was destroyed.

A land dispute has been ongoing between Altaf and his relative Sayeed Mridha and the attack was carried out by miscreants hired by Sayeed, he added.

The elderly woman, Nurunnahar, 70, who was injured during the attack, said the miscreants looted money, jewelry, land documents, passports, and several other things kept in the house.

Mathbaria police station Inspector Abdul Haq said police were sent to the spot soon after they received the news of the attack, and a case is being prepared in this connection.