NETRAKONA, Mar 21: At least 179 unnatural death incidents from January 2015 to February 2016 have been recorded by law-enforcing agencies in the district, according to sources.
Maximum number of death occurred in road accidents at different places which has mounted concern among people. Other unnatural death incidents include suicide, electrocution, and drowning, the sources said.
But the actual number of causalities might be more than that of the government record, apprehended by experts. According to them, relatives of most of the victims try to bury the bodies without autopsies by avoiding police verification or by securing permission from district magistrate. As a result, those death incidents remain out of record, they maintained.
According to month-wise statistical figure of death during 2015, collected from Netrakona Adhunik Sadar Hospital, 11 unnatural deaths happened in January, 7 in February, 14 in March, 12 in April, 9 in May, 17 in June, 11 in July, 22 in August, 10 in September, 18 in October, 11 in November, and 17 in December. Meanwhile, in 2016, 9 such deaths occurred in January and 11 in February.
One of the organisers of Nirapad Sarak Chai in Netrakona Alpana Begum, while talking about the means to reduce road accidents, said Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) should take effective measures to improve the skill of the drivers. Besides, the traffic department should be more vigilant so that none can violate the traffic rules and drive in drunken state, she added.
Police Super (SP) of Netrakona Joydeb Chowdhury, while talking with The Daily Observer, said, in a recent meeting of district coordination committee it was decided that necessary training programmes for inexperienced drivers will be started through BRTA from next April. Moreover, police administration has taken measures so that case is lodged after any road accident and the accused drivers are also arrested, the SP added.