The Pakistan army committed a bloodcurdling genocide in Hossainpur Bazaar of Kishoreganj Upazila on 17 August 1971. They surrounded the Bazaar and picked up men and women from every Hindu house to the bank of the river Brahmaputra. At least 146 people were killed. Even pregnant women did not get mercy from them. They threw the little children to the river.

They picked up four adolescent girls sexually abused them.

Santosh Kumar Modok was a teacher of Hossainpur Girl’s High School. Though he survived, his brother became a victim of the genocide. Then he crossed the border with his life at risk, lived a life of a refugee, returned after the war ended and started a new life.

The retired teacher has given the testimony about all of these incidents.

    Witness Info
  • Name: Santosh Kumar Modok
  • Age: 80
  • Address: Hossainpur Bazar.
  • Interview Date: 24th May 2018