A gang of robbers burgled a jewellery shop on Monday evening creating panic by exploding homemade bombs at Mymensingh town’s Ganginar Parh within a few hundred yards of the main stage of a demonstration demanding death penalty for war criminals.
Eyewitnesses said at least 20
crude bombs were exploded by miscreants near the copycat Shahbagh mass protest
venue, the ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’ around 8:30pm.
The people rushed to the
scene of the explosions suspecting that the supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami might
have carried out the attack.
The angry locals vandalised the ATM booth of
the local branch of the Islami Bank. They also ransacked and set ablaze the mess
of Islami Chhatra Shibir activists at Brammapalli.
Police (SP) Mainul Islam told reporters that a jewellery shop was robbed in
Ganginar Parh At the same time, a programme was taking place at a mass
demonstration venue in Durgabari Road– a few hundred yards away from the robbery
“So, confusion was created,” the police official said.
demonstration is taking place in Mymensingh town under the banner of ‘Jago
Mymensingh’ expressing solidarity with the Shahbagh protest.
will observe demonstration across the country on Tuesday demanding release of
its top eight leaders, now facing war crimes charges, and dissolution of the
International Crimes Tribunal.
Since tension rose over the Islamist
party’s programme, the participants of the cultural programme in Mymensingh town
assumed that the Shibir men were involved in the explosions.
the explosions, the people vandalised the Islami Bank, Retina Coaching Centre
and the Jamaat-run Swadesh Hospital in Sarada Ghosh Road.
Police said the
masked miscreants exploded some crude bombs to create panic after robbing gold
ornaments from Alim Jewellers at Imperial Market.
At least five people
were injured in the explosions.