Six of the accused have so far provided their confessional statements in court
A court on Friday sent Mind Aid Psychiatry and De-Addiction Hospital Director Fatema Khatun and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Registrar Dr Abdullah Al Mamun to jail in a case lodged over the murder of Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Anisul Karim Shipon.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order allowing a plea of the Investigation Officer (IO) and Adabor police station Inspector (operations) Faruk Mollah.
Police produced Fatema and Dr Mamun before the court, after end of their four and two-day remand respectively. The IO then pleaded to keep them behind the bars until the completion of the probe in the case.
On November 18, another court sent the hospital coordinator Redwan Sabbir, ward boys Jobayer Hossain, Md Liton Ahammed and Md Saiful Islam Palash to jail after end of their seven-day remand in the case.
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Earlier, hospital chef Masud Khan, ward boys Asim Chandra Paul, Md Tanim Mollah, and Sajib Chowdhury, marketing manager Arif Mahmud Joy and pharmacist Md Tanvir Hasan gave confessional statements in the case.
According to the police, ASP Shipon was brought to the hospital at about 11.30am on November 9 for mental treatment, but no doctor was present at that time.
“The accused took the victim to the observation room on the second floor of the hospital by force. They beat him repeatedly there, at one stage a couple of them pinned him on the ground and thrashed him on head and shoulder. They tied the victim with a scarf,” the IO said.
ASP Shipon became senseless and when his relatives took him to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the attending doctor declared him dead.
ASP Shipon’s father filed the case with Adabor police station against 15 people.
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