The range office has been asked to submit the report within two working days and the district police within seven working days

Kushtia triple murder: 2 probe bodies formed

Kushtia triple murder: 2 probe bodies formed

Hedait Hossain Mollah::


Two probe committees have been formed after an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in Kushtia shot three people dead in broad daylight.

Khulna range deputy inspector general (DIG) and district police formed the two separate committees on Sunday.

The range office has been asked to submit the report within two working days and the district police within seven working days. Khulna range Additional DIG (Admin) AKM Nahidul Islam and Additional Superintendent of Police (South) Tanvir Ahmed confirmed the matter.

Superintendent of Police Tofail Ahmed has been made the chairman of the investigation committee formed at the Khulna range DIG’s office. The other members are Assistant Superintendent of Police Jalal Uddin and Kushtia District Intelligence Officer (DIO-1) Faisal Hossain.

ASP Tanvir Ahmed is the chairman of the committee formed by Khulna district police. The other members are Additional Superintendent of Police (B Circle) Md Khairul Alam and Special Branch DIO-1 Sheikh Masudur Rahman.

On Sunday, ASI Soumen Kumar Roy was arrested after publicly shooting three people dead, including a woman said to be his wife and her son, in Kushtia.

The shootings took place at a market in the district town’s PTI Road around 11am. The victims were identified as Asma Khatun, 30, her son Robin, 6, and bKash agent Shakil Khan, 35.

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The three were rushed to Kushtia General Hospital, where they were declared dead.

ASI Roy shot Asma, who was with her son. He then gunned down Shakil. As the child tried to run away, the off-duty ASI was caught before shooting the boy dead.

As the locals came to the rescue Roy case has been filed yet over the incident.”

“ASI Roy is from Magura and was posted to Khulna’s Fultala police station,” he added.

Asma’s brother Hasan said her sister was Roy’s second wife.

ASI Roy went to Kushtia without any official authorization and killed three people there, said Khulna Superintendent of Police Mahbub Hasan. “The ASI was not on leave. He has been suspended and legal actions will be taken against him.”

“Roy is being questioned. During the primary interrogation, Roy said Asma was his wife and Robin her son from her previous relationship. The ASI also said Asma was shot dead as he could not accept her extramarital affair. However, we are investigating all aspects of the situation,” said Kushtia Additional Superintendent of Police Mostafizur Rahman.

Khulna ASP Tanvir Ahmed said administrative matters would be investigated. In particular, there will be an internal inquiry into why ASI Roy was absent from work, whether weapons have been issued in his name, and family and psychological issues.

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