Jessore youth injured as ‘cop hits’ him for ignoring signal
09 November 2015, Nirapad News: A young man was injured as a policeman allegedly hit him in the head with his rifle butt for ignoring signal at a check-post in the district town on Sunday evening.
The victim was identified as Abu Sayeed, 30, son of Lutfar Rahman Munshi of Raiganj Hanua in Manirampur upazila.
Witnesses said a police team, comprising assistant sub-inspector Liton Sardar, two constables of Kotwali Police Station along with two Ansar members, was searching vehicles by setting up the check-post at Shakarpur in the town.
The policemen signaled two young men to stop around 6pm while they were passing by the check-post riding a motorcycle. However, the duo tried to speed away ignoring the signal.
Constable Rokan then hit pillion rider Sayeed in the head with his rifle butt, leaving him injured.
Later, locals took Sayeed to a local hospital with his head bleeding.
Agitated, they also encircled the policemen.
On information, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Sikdar Akkas Ali rushed in with additional force and rescued the police members from the confinement, and described the incident as an accident.