Two priests get death threat in Khulna
28 November 2015, Nirapad News: Two priests of two different churches in Khulna received death threat over mobile phone from an unknown number on Friday.
Reverent Tomas Joy Sarker, chief of Church of God’s Bangladesh and also executive secretary of the Khulna chapter of Bangladesh Interchurch Pastors & Leaders Fellowship, and Romen Boiragi, bishop of Khulna Divisional Catholic Church, received the death threats at about 1:11 pm from an unknown number over mobile phone.
Phoning Tomas Joy from the number 01675663814, the caller asked him and Romen to stay prepared for death within 72 hours.
Police said security has been beefed up around the churches and their adjoining areas, Shia mosque in Khalishpur, in front of ‘Bishop House’ at Sonadanga and Baptist Church following the incident.
Officer-in-charge of Sonadanga Model Police Station Sukumar Biswas said the two pastors were yet to file any general dairy in this connection.
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) commissioner Nibas Chandra Majhi said they were trying to arrest the culprit.
Besides, 10 pastors of Rangpur district received death threat through a letter on Thursday afternoon,