Allegation of child’s death due to beating by drug addicted father


A drug addict father has been accused of beating his child to death in Palash Nagar Beltala Jora Khamba area in Pallavi of the capital. The dead child’s name is Jobair and he is 8 years old.

This incident happened on Wednesday (July 3) night.

A relative of the deceased Jobair said that his father Salim is a drug addict. He used to beat his wife Zubaydah several times. At some point, Zubaydah could not bear it and got married in another place. Her 8-year-old son Zobair was kept by his grandmother. Salim used to pressure Zubaydah on this matter. Later they gave the boy to Selim. Salim beat Zobair on Wednesday night over a trivial matter. When he fell seriously ill, he was rushed to Kurmitola General Hospital. He died there if he died. A case is under process at the police station in this regard.

Pallabi Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Mostak Ahmed said that they went to Kurmitola General Hospital after receiving the information at around 11:30 am. The body of the child was recovered from there. Later, after the legal process, he was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. He also said that the body of the deceased child has scars, but the exact cause of death will be known after the autopsy report.

Qazi Al Amin/SNR/GKS