Polir Chor is a remote village in Shreepur area under Pandargaon union of Doarabazar Upazila . Shreepur was a hideout of the freedom fighters. From this place, they carried out attacks on the Pakistani army who were stationed near the Sylhet-Sunamganj highway. After the freedom fighters were successful in blowing up Dabor Ferry and Jawar Bazar Bridge, the Pakistani military attacked Shreepur in retaliation, burning down houses, killing numerous people and raping the women.
Polir Chor was one kilometer away from Shreepur. When the Pakistan army came here, it was November, and also the month of Ramadan. Chondro Bibi and her family heard screams coming from Shreepur in the morning one day. She asked her husband and brothers what was happening there. Her elder brother said Shreepur was under the attack and the Pakistani army were heading towards Polir Chor. Two of her brothers escaped with their wives and children, fleeing towards the water bodies at the back of their home. Chondro Bibi ’s husband was a goldsmith. They could not leave their house as there were gold. One of his brothers, Mosadder Ali, also stayed back with them.
The Pakistani army set fire to the entire village and soon arrived at their house. They tried to catch her but luckily she managed to escape along with her children. She hid with others in a ditch at the backyard and waited for the army to leave. After a while, she heard gunshots and screams coming from the house. She also cried in despair, worrying about her husband and brother. One of her brothers put his hand on her mouth to stop her from screaming so that the Pakistani army could not know about their presence. They returned home once the Pakistani army left, only to find her husband dead and brother wounded. Even in this situation they had to hide in different places to escape death. Her neighbors could finally bury her husband after three days.
The front side of the house had the blood of her husband and brother for 15 days which was later eaten by the crows – described Chondro Bibi , a lady in her mid sixties.

    Witness Info
  • Name: Chondro Bibi
  • Age: 60
  • Address: Polir Chor, Sreepur, Dowara Bazar, Sunamgonj
  • Interview Date: 28th January 2017