Terming the death of Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anisul Karim Shipon as murder, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohammad Harun-ur-Rashid on Tuesday said that the incident was not any untoward one.
"The way the hospital staffers dragged him in the room and pushed him on the floor and beat him, it was murder," said the deputy commissioner at a briefing today.All the involved staff of the hospital will be brought under trial, the police official added.
He further said that the hospital authorities could not show any legal documents and license, which are required to run a mental hospital. It will be sealed off.
Police will also investigate why and how the ASP Shipon was transferred to this hospital from the National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital. "Whether there was involvement of any broker behind his shifting to that hospital, it will be investigated," he said.
Ten people already have been arrested in this connection, said the senior police official Harun.
The arrestees are- Marketing Manager Arif Mahmud Joy, 35, Coordinator Redwan Sabbir, 23, kitchen chef Md Masud, 37, Pharmacist Tanvir Hasan, 18, ward boys Jobayer Hossain, 19, Tanif Molla, 20, Sanjib Chowdhury, 20, Ashim Chandra Paul, 24, Md Liton Ahmmed, 18 and Md Saiful Islam Palash, 35.
The police official said that the arrestees will be produced before the court seeking 10-day remand.
Case filed against 15 staffers
A case has been filed with Adabar Police Station over his death.
Shipon's father filed a case accusing 15 people for the murder on Tuesday morning.
Adabar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Kazi Shahiduzzaman said, "We have the CCTV footage of the hospital. We can see that the hospital employees killed him."
What happened in the hospital room?
Anisul Karim, a senior assistant superintendent of police died at 'Mind Aid Hospital' some moments after he went to the hospital for treatment.
His family members claimed that the hospital staffers beat him to death.However, the hospital authorities claimed that they tried to calm down the police official as what they said he was behaving rudely.
Police have also collected CCTV footage from the hospital of the incident.
It was seen that at around 11:55 pm, police officer Anisul Karim was dragged into a room by several staff. He was thrown to the ground by six employees of the hospital. Then, two more employees dressed in blue grabbed his leg. At that time, two employees on the side of the head were hitting him with their elbows. Arif Mahmud, the manager of the hospital, was standing next to him. Anisul's hands were tied behind her back with a piece of blue cloth.
When Anisul was turned upside down four minutes later, his body was numb. An employee then splashed water on his face. Anisul Karim was not moving even then. The staff then cleaned the floor of the room. Seven minutes later a woman wearing a white apron entered the room. The door of the room was closed in 11 minutes.
She pumped his chest in 13 minutes.
Meanwhile, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Jan-e Alam Mia said Anisul died before being brought to the Institute of Cardiology. 'Brought dead' was written in the report of the hospital.
ASP laid to rest in Gazipur
The senior ASP was buried at Gazipur City Central Graveyard at 9:30am today.
Earlier, his namaj-e-janaza was held ta Bhawal Rajbari ground.
Anisul Karim, appointed as a police officer in the 31st BCS, was working in Barisal Metropolitan Police recently. Hailing from Kapasia, Gazipur, he is the father of a child. He was a 33rd batch student of the Department of Biochemistry and Biopsychology of Jahangirnagar University.