I am shocked to read the news report published in this paper on October 10 titled “Man 'beaten to death' by policemen”. According to the report, four errant members of the police force in Joypurhat beat up a man named Saidur Rahman due to his protest of their assault on some people. The man later died in the hospital after losing consciousness because of the severe beating.
While the high-ups of the local administration pledged that strict actions will be taken against the offenders, they have so far been merely suspended. This is not enough. Only exemplary punishment will put an end to this culture of impunity that allows these policemen to go scot-free. I urge the concerned authorities to take this case seriously so that no police member can dare commit the same offence again.
Md Naim Hosen, By email