Probe report over cop action on Siddiqur filed
12:26 PM, August 07, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:28 PM, August 07, 2017

Probe report over cop action on Siddiqur filed

A probe body formed over the police action that led to the loss of eyesight of a college student in Shahbagh filed its report before authorities today.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Mir Rezaul Alam told The Daily Star the report was filed at the DMP office this morning.

Also read: Batons, teargas not enough

However, he denied commenting on the contents of the report. “Only the DMP commissioner can inform the press about the findings of the report,” he said.

Titumir College Siddiqur Rahman was allegedly hit by a tear gas canister fired by police at close range during a demonstration at Shahbagh. Videos of the police action are available.

Read more: Siddiqur's Eyesight: Little hope of recovery

However, police were in denial that a cop action could have led to such an incident.

Lastly, Siddiqur, who had already lost complete vision of his right eye, underwent a surgery on his left in India with slim hopes of regaining sight.

Bangladesh government bore the medical expenses of Siddiqur. 

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