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Police constable burnt alive in Habiganj

  • Our Correspondent
  • 7 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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HABIGANJ: A policeman was burned to death in a fire that broke out in his house in Habiganj on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Rubel Ahmed, 26, a constable posted in Habiganj Traffic Office. He was the son of Abdul Mannan of Nijpat Jashpur village in Jaintapur Upazila of Sylhet district.

Golam Mortuza, officer-in-charge (OC) of Habiganj Sadar Police Station, said that Rubel along with 4 other policemen used to live in two rooms of a tin shed house of Siraj Uddin Khan in 2 No Pool area of the town.

“On Monday, one of his colleagues went home on leave. Rubel used to live in a room alone. They fell asleep after watching the Football World Cup match at night. The fire broke out around 6am in Rubel’s room and he got trapped,” said the OC.

Victim’s colleagues in the next room informed fire officials.

On information, fire fighters recovered the charred body of the constable from his room.

The fire might have originated from an electric short-circuit, said Athintra Kumar, a member of the fire service unit.