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Ex-Bangladesh president's son thrashed after car mishap

Former Bangladesh president HM Ershad's son was beaten up by a mob here after his car rammed into a car and two auto-rickshaws, injuring five people.
By HT Correspondent | IANS, Dhaka
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2009 10:32 AM IST

Former Bangladesh president HM Ershad's son was beaten up by a mob here after his car rammed into a car and two auto-rickshaws, injuring five people.

"A mob beat up Shad and damaged the car. We recovered the car from the place and took him in our custody," police sub-inspector Firoj Kabir told New Age newspaper.

Shad Ershad, 26, was earlier arrested for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old girl. In March 2000, he filed a lawsuit with the high court challenging the arrest.

HM Ershad was the country's military strongman and longest-serving president 1982-90.

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