A petition has been filed with the High Court on Monday seeking a judicial probe into the death of four persons during a clash with the police.
The law-enforcers reportedly fired on the crowd in Tangail, which was demonstrating over the alleged rape of a woman.
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association (BNWLA) Executive Director Salma Ali filed the petition with the High Court, which was heard by the bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Zafar Ahmed.
The court fixed Sep 30 for the next hearing.
BNWLA Presidenet Fauzia Karim Firoz represented the petitioner during Monday’s hearing while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam argued for the State.
The petition seeks a court order for a judicial probe by a panel headed by a serving or former High Court judge, said Firoz, who is also a member of the National Human Rights Commission.
It also sought a rule on the matter.
The home secretary, IGP, Dhaka Range DIG, Additional DIG (discipline), Tangail’s Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, and the Kalihati Police OC have been made defendants in the petition.
Three people died on Friday after locals at Kalihati Upazila clashed with police while protesting against the alleged rape of a woman in front of her son.
On Sunday, one of those injured died while being treated at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
All of them died of bullet wounds, said doctors.
The police headquarters has formed a three-member panel to probe the incident while Kalihati police filed two cases against 900 unidentified people for attacking law-enforcers.