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Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Magh 27, 1422 BS, Rabius Sani 28, 1437 Hijri

Death of tea seller
Action against 5 cops recommended
Observer Online Report
Published :Tuesday, 9 February, 2016,  Time : 10:09 PM  View Count : 12
The committee formed by Mirpur division of DMP to investigate the death of tea seller Babul Matobbar has recommended to take a departmental action against five policemen including the then officer-in-charge of Shah Ali police station for negligence in discharging their duties.

Earlier, another investigation committee formed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police found police-men's negligence in death of tea seller in city's Mirpur area.

Media on Tuesday reported the investigation committee formed by the Mirpur division police submitted the report.

It would be sent to the disciplinary department.

Police sources said an allegation of negligence in discharging duties has been brought against five policemen in the report. It also recommends to take departmental action against them.

The accused policemen are: Shah Ali thana OC AKM Shaheen Mandal, SI Maminur Rahman Khan and SI Niazuddin Mollah, ASI Debendra Nath and constable Jasimuddin.

On February 3, after being severely burnt at the tea stall at Gudara ghat area of Mirpurt under Sha Ali thana, tea seller Babul Matabbar died the following day while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

A two-member committee headed by Mirpur zone deputy commissioner Masud Ahmed Khan was formed to investigate the incident.

One-member committee headed by deputy commissioner Tutul Chakrabarty of DMP headqurter was formed to investigate the death of Babul Matobbar.

The Victim's family claims that police hit kerosene stove of Babul's tea stall as he refused to give toll. Babul caught fire from kerosene of the stove, and around 95 of his body was burnt.

Meanwhile, four policemen including Officer-in-Charge of Shah Ali thana were withdrawn. Four policemen were temporarily suspended.


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