185Published on November 21, 2022
In 2014 and 2015, BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists killed hundreds of ordinary people through petrol bombs and arson attacks across the country. Under the direct orders of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman, they burned these women, children and working-class people alive. The BNP-Jamaat politicians, specifically miscreants, brutally killed school-college students, helpless labourers and employed people and put every family on the streets.
On January 4, 2015, the Prothom Alo reported that petrol bombs killed seven people on a passenger bus in Comilla around 3:30 am. BNP-Jamaat terrorists carried out this brutal attack when the Dhaka-bound bus from Cox's Bazar was crossing the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Chauddagram. Immediately, the bus burst into flames while many were sleeping inside. At this, seven people, including father-daughter and mother-son, were burnt to death. Nineteen people also received burn injuries.
Locals said that Chauddagram was mostly dominated by Jamaat-Shibir supporters. Miscreants set fire to a local bus on a nearby road around 3 am. As the police went there, they approached the highway and carried out another arson attack.
On the same day, two people were killed in a petrol bomb attack on a truck in Barisal, one on a pickup van in Laxshmipur and two in Jessore. Also, BNP-Jamaat men set fire to a car inside the Mymensingh Fire Service office, a covered van in Kishoreganj, buses and goods-laden trucks in Gazipur, Gaibandha, Dhaka, Bhairab and Bagerhat. The sudden petrol bomb attacks destroyed the businesses and shops of people in several places, including Pabna, Bogra, and Narayanganj. About half a hundred driver-helpers, rickshaw pullers and small street traders were burnt in the fire.