Rights body Ain o Salish Kendra yesterday called for formation of a judicial commission for enquiry into the death of Sultana Jasmine, a union-level land office employee, in Rab custody.
Speaking at a meet the press in the Lalmatia office, Mohammad Nur Khan, executive director of ASK, said Rab made so many deviations from the beginning of her detention to the death. A judicial inquiry should be launched in this regard.
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“There is scope for raising many questions on the whole incident,” he said.
He questioned how she was picked up hours before a case was filed.
He, however, said the entire force should not be blamed for the activities of some of its members.
Nina Goswami, programme director at ASK, said they have not found any evidence that even a single female member of the law enforcement agency was present during her detention.
The rights body coordinator Dilip Pal and Abul Ahmed Faizul Kabir, among others, were present at the meet the press.
Sultana, 41, an office assistant at Chandipur union land office in Naogaon Sadar, died at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on March 24 in Rab custody.
She was detained on March 22.
ASK said Rab took Sultana’s son Shahed Hussain Saikat to its camp from the RMCH within 15 minutes after her death.
It needs to looked into why Saikat was taken to the camp immediately after his mother’s death and what he was told.
ASK demanded the safety of Saikat and his other family members be ensured. Allegations that Rab is putting pressure on Sultana’s family in the name of communication after the death must be looked into.
The rights organisation added that appropriate compensation should be provided by the government to the victim’s family.