ASI withdrawn over infant’s death during mugging in Jatrabari

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Pns: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Police was withdrawn following the death of a five -month-old baby during the Monday’s mugging incident in capital's Doyaganj area.

The ASI was identified as Badrul Alom of Jatrabari police station under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) who was on duty during the incident, has been withdrawn for negligence in duty.

Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station, confirmed the matter to the media on Tuesday.

The spot where muggers tried to snatch the handbag of the mother of the infant from a moving rickshaw was close to a police check post led by ASI Badrul, said Anisur Rahman.

ASI Badrul has been closed and attached to Wari division deputy commissioner’s office and will be waiting a formal investigation into the matter, the OC added.

Iftekharul Islam, assistant commissioner of Demra zone Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said, “Since a police check post was just 50 yards from the incident spot, it falls under the jurisdiction of the check post.”

At around 6:00am on Monday, 5-month-old baby Arafath died after falling off his mother’s lap when snatchers tried to grab his mother’s purse from a moving rickshaw.

A murder case has been filed with Jatrabari Police Station in connection with the incident.

Arafat, died of brain hemorrhage sustained from the injuries of the fall, said sources at the morgue.

Aklima, mother of Arafat, told reporters at the hospital that the family lives in the southern district of Sariatpur. They had come to Dhaka in the morning for treatment of her elder son Alamin.

After landing at the Sadarghat, her husband set off for Shyamoli Shishu Hospital with their 2-year-old son and Aklima along with the infant were headed to her sister’s house.

Her sister Maksuda’s house is in Shanir Akhra.

“The child had wounds on his head and face. His father came to the hospital after he received the message,” DMCH police camp’s Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia said.

Police believe multiple perpetrators were involved in the mugging but have yet to make any arrests, said senior officer Nurul Amin.

Source: Ittefaq


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