Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Probe body formed over infant’s death in ‘police firing’ during polls violence

A three-member probe body was formed by Thakurgaon district administration on Thursday over the death of a nine-month old child allegedly in police firing during UP polls violence in  Ranisankail upazila of the district.

Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbubur Rahman formed the probe committee  with district magistrate Ramkrishna Barman as its head and additional superintendent of police Mirza Tarek and district election officer Saiful Islam as members.

The committee will submit a report within seven days, said Indrajit Saha, Assistant Commissioner Land  (AC Land)

Meanwhile, the baby girl, Suraia Akter Asha, was buried after her Namaz-e-Janaza on Thursday.

On Wednesday evening, when results of Bachor UP election in the upazila were announced at VF Nimno Maddhomik Bidyaloy center supporters of a defeated candidate attacked police.

At one point of the clash police fired bullets to take control of the situation.  Unfortunately Asha, who was on her mother’s lap, at that time was shot in the head.

Asha’s mother Minara Begum said, “I was standing beside the lane of my house when bullet fired by police killed my daughter.”

After the incident, enraged locals besieged some police members including Officer-in-Charge of Ranisankail police station SM Zahid Iqbal for few hours at Khutiatuli area.  Later additional troop of police rescued them and sent two cops to hospital.