A businessman was allegedly beaten to death by two policemen at Nanakhi village of Sonargaon Upazila in Narayanganj.
The deceased -- Abdul Badshah, 48, a soybean oil trader, son of late Idris Ali, hailed from Nanakhi Uttorpara.
He died while being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Friday afternoon.
The locals protested demanding arrest of both of the police men and blocked Noyapur-Ponchomighat road till 8:30 pm on Friday.
Abdul Badsha’s son Mithu told to The Business Standard, “Assistant Sub Inspector of Sonargaon police station Masud came to our shop on Monday, seeking for business documents from my father. Masud took Tk 20 thousands from him”.
“Masud came to our shop again with Constable Tushar on Friday, seeking business papers from me. I told them that the papers are with my father. I called my father. They demanded money from my father as he came to the shop. They engaged in arguments regarding this matter. Masud and Tushar started beating me and my father. At one stage my father fell to the ground. He died while being taken to DMCH”, Mithu added.
Businessmen of Nankhi village Saidul Islam and Abu Sufian said, we became impatient due to the extortion of Sonargaon police and Taltola outpost police. It’s very difficult for us to continue business in this situation. They demanded money from us in any excuse. They threaten to file case against us and beat us if we don’t give them money. We demand justice of Abdual Badshah killing”.
Chairman of Sadipur union parishad Abdur Rashid Mollah said, “I visited the place after the incident. I talked with locals. They said that the businessman was beaten to death by police. But, police denied the allegations”.
ASI Masud’s mobile phone was found switched off as our correspondent tried to contact with him.
Officer-in-charge of Sonargaon police station Monirizzaman said, “I talked with ASI Masud. He denied the allegation. Action will be taken after investigation”.