Case filed over stampede death at Mohiuddin's qulkhwani

Case filed over stampede death at Mohiuddin’s qulkhwani

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Dhaka – An unnatural death case was filed with port city’s Chawkbazar police station on Monday late night over 10 person’s death in a stampede at the qulkhwani of former Chittagong city mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury at a community centre in Chittagong.Arun Das, brother of a deceased, Jantu Das filed the unnatural death case, said Nurul Huda, officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar police station.
Ten people were killed and about 18 others seriously injured in a stampede at the qul khwani of ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, former mayor of the Chittagong City Corporation that took place around 1:30pm on Monday.Chittagong District Administration formed five-member strong probe committee over the incident on Monday night. The committee was asked to submit their report within seven working days.
Md Mashukur Rahman Shikder, additional deputy commissioner (general) “We have formed a five-member probe committee led by Additional District Magistrate Md Mashhudul Karim. The committee has been asked to submit their report within seven working days.”
The other members of the committee are—deputy civil surgeon Dr Md Humayaun Kabir, assistant commissioner of police (Chawkbazar zone) Nobel Chakma, public works department engineer SM Shahriar Newaz and Assistant Director of Consumer Rights Protection Mohammad Hasanuzzaman.
Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel son of late Mohiudin Chowdhury, an organising secretary of the ruling Awami said, “We have arranged the Kulkhwani in 15 separate venues as the people don’t face any hassle to join it. As my father was involved with non-communal politics, we have arranged the Kulkhwani for them at Rima Community Centre. Unfortunately the tragic incident was taken place here. Before covering up a mourn of my father death; now we have to face more ten mourn.”
“The incident was taken place during entering into the community centre. We are thinking that someone who was near to the gate has opened it all on a sudden then the incident took place,” added Nowfel.
“The people who was inside the gate remained unhurt, but the people who scurrying into they were hurt and 10 people were died. We have to investigate it to brought out the real incident that someone open the gate uncarefully or not,” added Nowfel
“The cause of the tragedy will be known only after the investigation. We want to know whether the incident happened unintentionally. After verifying the CCTV footages it would be known,” added Nowfel.
“In the community centre earlier many Mezban was took place but such incident was not happen. From our family also arranged Mezban in the place but nothing happen earlier,” added Nowfel.
In the meantime, the bodies were handed over to their relatives after autopsy. – Staff Reporter

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