On March 11, 2011 at around 12.30 am, Mohammad Rasel Ahmed Bhutto, son of late Nasiruddin Ahmed Nesar, resident of 45/2 Proshanno Poddar Lane, under Kotwali Police Station, was allegedly shot dead by members of the Lalbagh Camp of the Crime Prevention Company (CPC)-3 of RAB-10.
The family of Rasel informed Odhikar that Rasel, a 34-year old shopkeeper, was picked up in a white microbus in the street outside a friend’s shop, in front of Eastern Shopping Point at 20, New Eskaton Road in Dhaka city by RAB members in plain clothes at around 7.30 pm on March 3, 2011.
During the fact-finding mission, Odhikar spoke with police, RAB, eye-witnesses and the family of Rasel. Odhikar found some discrepancy in the statements given by police, RAB and eyewitnesses. The family of the deceased and eye-witnesses alleged that Rasel was picked up by some plain clothed RAB members on March 3, 2011 from New Eskaton Road in Bangla Motor area and was shot dead at Nawab Sirajdoula Park on March 11, 2011. However, RAB denied this
allegation and claimed that they did not arrest Rasel. According to RAB, a team of RAB-10 was on special duty at Nawab Sirajdoula Park and Rasel died in a gunfight with criminals in the park.
Meanwhile, Rasel’s address was written in RAB and Police registers as 45/1, Proshonno Poddar Lane. However, his actual address was 45/2, Proshanno Poddar Lane. Odhikar demands that the government should take legal action to punish the perpetrators through proper and impartial investigation.
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