June 24, 2024, 12:06 pm

Cop killing in Baridhara: How the incident unfolded

  • Update Time : Monday, June 10, 2024
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A police constable was killed and two pedestrians were wounded when another policeman opened fire near the Palestinian embassy in the capital’s Baridhara on Saturday night.

Witnesses said they saw the victim Constable Monirul and the accused Kawsar Ahmed in a heated argument after 11pm.

During the altercation, Kawsar began firing indiscriminately, hitting Monirul in the chest and killing him instantly. He reportedly fired 38 rounds of bullets.

It took special police forces, including SWAT and the Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), about half an hour to disarm and apprehend Kawsar.

A security guard, speaking on condition of anonymity, recounted that after shooting Monirul, Kawsar stood at the main gate of the Palestine Embassy.

When questioned about Monirul’s lifeless body, Kawsar reportedly claimed he was “pretending.”

Kawsar then moved to the road opposite the embassy gate, where security personnel finally apprehended him. Witnesses reported hearing five to six rounds of gunfire during the incident.

The incident caused widespread panic, leading to road closures in the surrounding area. Inspector General of Police Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun announced a thorough investigation into the shooting. The probe will rely on CCTV footage and witness accounts, he said.

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