Medical &Health

Barishal ASP’s Death: 10 hospital staff held

Police arrested 10 staff of Mind Aid Psychiatry Hospital in the capital following the death of Barishal Metropolitan Police’s (BMP’s) senior ASP Anisul Karim Shipon while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Harun-or-Rashid, deputy commissioner (Tejgaon division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, came up with the information at a press briefing, held at DMP’s Shyamoli office on Tuesday.

“During their primary investigation, police didn’t find any valid document of the hospital. There’s no physician at the hospital and the authorities concerned were running the hospital with a ward boy, coordinator and manager. Police also took a decision to seal off the hospital,” he said.

Police are trying to collect information of those faced harassment at the hospital, he added.

There are some patients at the hospital now and police asked them to leave it as it will be sealed off, Harun added.

A murder case was filed in this connection.

Besides, police will produce them before the court with a remand prayer.

Senior ASP Anisul Karim Shipon of Barishal Metropolitan Police (BMP) died at Mind Aid Hospital in the city’s Adabor area.

Mohammad Rezaul Karim Sabuj, brother of the victim, said Anisul was posted at BMP as assistant commissioner (traffic).

On Monday morning, he was brought to Dhaka National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital (NIMH) from Barishal around 6:30am as he had been suffering from mental illness.

From there, Anisul was taken to Mind Aid Hospital around 11:30am. He was taken to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases where doctors said Anisul had died before he was brought there, Sabuj said.

When Sabuj informed police, they collected the CCTV footage of the hospital which showed some people dragging Anisul and beating him up while being taken to the washroom.

Sabuj claimed that his brother was killed by the staff of Mind Aid Hospital.

Harun-or-Rashid told UNB that they are scrutinising the CCTV footage of the hospital.

“Investigations are going on and action will be taken. Several people, including the manager of Mind Aid Hospital, have been detained in this connection,” he said.

His father Faizuddin Ahmed filed a case against some unknown people, said inspector Faruk Molla of Adabor Police Station.

Meanwhile, Anisul was laid to rest at the central graveyard of Gazipur city after a namaz-e-janaza at Bhawal Rajbari field on Tuesday morning.

Source: United News of Bangladesh