The injured who came to Kushtia for treatment are in police custody

The police have taken into custody the injured who came to Kushtia for treatment after a clash with the police during the attack on Shailkupa police station in Jhenaidah.

12 people are being treated under police guard at Kushtia General Hospital on Sunday (June 9) evening. Four of them sustained bullet injuries. Besides, one person has been sent to Dhaka Medical in critical condition. Kushtia Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Sohail Rana confirmed the matter.

The injured who are undergoing treatment at the hospital are Abdul Aziz (63), Ali Akbar (17), Jannat Hossain (26), Muhim Shikder (16), Rajib (19), Harun (35), Qutub Uddin (22) of Shailkupa police station. . Wahab Ali (52), Sabbir Hossain (17), Alamin (30), Akram Hossain (38) and Abdus Salam (65).

Eyewitnesses said that the injured kept coming to Kushtia General Hospital one after another in the afternoon. All the injured were bloody. 13 people were treated in hospital. Some were admitted to the emergency department and some to the ward. Shortly after this, the police came to the hospital and surrounded them. Doctors sent one of them who was shot to Dhaka.

Hospital’s Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Tapas Kumar Sarkar said that one of the bullet victims named Feroze Shikder has been sent to Dhaka Medical in a critical condition. The rest are being treated at the hospital. However, he could not say anything about how many people were admitted.

According to police and local sources, Awami League activist Mostak Sikdar of Dhaora village of Dhalhara Chandra Union of Shailkupar was arrested by the police in a case on Sunday afternoon. Enraged by this, his supporters surrounded Shailkupa police station around 3:30 pm and started pelting bricks. They clashed with the police. The police also fired blanks to bring the situation under control. The attackers dispersed. Five policemen and at least 20 attackers were injured in the nearly hour-long clash.

Kushtia Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime and Ops) Palash Kanti Nath said that the injured in the attack on Shailkupa police station and police are being treated at Kushtia General Hospital under police guard.

In response to the question whether they have been detained, he said that treatment has been arranged earlier. Since it is an incident in another district, if any of the injured are involved in the attack, action will be taken after investigation.

Al-Ma’mun Sagar/AH/JIM