BNP-Jamaat arson: Innocent children brutally killed to spread panic in society

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Published on November 21, 2022
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In 2015, BNP-Jamaat activists killed people indiscriminately by hurling petrol bombs at houses and cars across the country in the name of the blockade. They brutally killed school-going children. Ten out of the 51 people killed in their arson attacks in the first 36 days of the siege were children. Two others were fighting death in ICU, and 20 others were undergoing treatment in the burn unit of the hospital.

The Prothom Alo published a report on February 10 in 2015 about it. Children came under sudden petrol bomb attacks by miscreants on their way from home to school or tuition. Many young lives were burnt to death on the spot, and many were crying in hospital beds in a stupor. The deaths of some children stopped dreams of their family's about the future.

On January 15, the Janakantha reported that four people, including one child and two women, were burnt to death in a petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus in Rangpur's Mithapukur. Another 18 people were admitted to Rangpur Hospital with severe burns. Mithapukur Police Station OC Rabiul said that those who died were burnt to ashes. A child's skull was recovered, but it crumbled to ashes when touched!

According to a report by the Janakantha on January 8, the life of SSC candidate Minhazul Islam Anik of Feni Government Pilot School ended in the petrol bomb attack. While returning home from tuition at Masterpara with his classmate Hridoy, they came under a sudden petrol bomb attack by BNP-Jamaat at Doctor Gali crossing. Their bodies got soaked in blood, and they were whisked off to a hospital. Though their lives were saved, their eyes and brain were permanently damaged. The BNP-Jamaat alliance ended Anik's dream of studying at BUET.

On January 14, the Janakantha reported that the situation was completely different from any other year in the school premises. Instead of playing on the school campuses, more than four crore children remained confined to their homes due to BNP-Jamaat vandalism.