Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

New Market clashes: Another case filed over Mursalin’s death

A case has been filed over the death of Mursalin, who was killed in the clashes between Dhaka College students and Dhaka New Market traders.

SM Qaiyum, officer-in-charge (OC) of New Market police station, said Mursalin’s brother lodged a complaint with the New Market police.

Police registered an FIR against 100-150 people after receiving the complaint.

So far, more than 1,400 people were booked in connection with Tuesday’s violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market traders that claimed two lives.

Of the deceased, Mursalin, 26, who worked at a clothing store in New Market died on Thursday at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), inspector Bachchu Mia, in charge of the local police outpost, said.

On Tuesday night, Nahid, 20, who was not involved but simply happened to be in the vicinity during the clashes died during treatment at DMCH.

Earlier, of a total of three cases filed in connection with the clashes, Yeamin Kabir, inspector (investigation) of New Market Police Station lodged an FIR against 24 identified people and 900 unidentified students and traders.

Charges were pressed against them for carrying out attacks on police that left some of the cops injured, officials said.

Another FIR was lodged at the same police station on a complaint from sub-Inspector Mehedi Hasan for obstructing cops from discharging their duties and vandalism. As many as 200 unidentified people were accused in this case.

Meanwhile, Syed, uncle of the slain delivery man of a courier service, Nahid Hossain, lodged a complaint with the New Market police in connection with the death of his nephew during the clashes.

Police registered an FIR against 150-200 people after receiving the complaint.

More than 30 people, including journalists and students, were injured as the students of Dhaka College clashed with the traders of New Market at the Nilkhet intersection from midnight on Monday to Tuesday.

Shopkeepers, however, alleged that the students were beaten up as they had refused to foot the bill at an eatery.