Police shot dead Maj (Ret) Sinha reportedly for obstructing police work in Teknaf
Sister demands justice for the death of brother Maj (Ret) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.
On Friday, police shot dead Maj (Ret) Sinha, 36, reportedly for obstructing police work in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar.
Sinha had just become a lieutenant when his father freedom fighter Ershad Khan, also a former deputy secretary in the Ministry of Finance, died in 2007.
Even at his young age, Sinha was taking care of the family with full responsibility.
He had an indomitable desire to travel the world. He had various plans. He wanted to make a travelling blog on the popular video sharing site YouTube.
For this reason, despite being a very meritorious officer he retired early, said his elder sister Sharmin Shahriar.
He was busy planning a trip and completing his post-retirement formalities.
However, everything came to a standstill with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic but that could not dampen his spirits and he went to Cox's Bazar to make a documentary.
“That is when this incident happened. It is in fact a murder. We will not get our only brother back. Let this barbarism be judged through a proper investigation, even if it is to set an example. The voice of justice should not be silenced,” Sharmin Shahriar told Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.
Sinha received commission from the Bangladesh Army with a 51 BMA long course. He voluntarily retired in 2018. He also served in the Special Security Force (SSF) for the security of the prime minister.
Sinha was unmarried. He was the only brother of two sisters. The elder sister is an English medium school teacher. The younger sister immigrated to the United States and worked for Amazon.
Sharmin said, from a young age he dreamed of going to the Himalayas. He wanted to be the first to go to the base of the Himalayas of Nepal trough China and was planning to go on a world tour from there.
Sadly, Sinha was killed before his dream could come true, she said adding that her father fought for the country. Her brother also worked for the country. Being the children of a freedom fighter, they never thought that Sinha would have to die like this in their own country. “This is unacceptable,” she said.
Replying to a question, Sharmin said that Sinha had no bad habits. He was always a very responsible person. And he was well-trained. He knew how to feed himself or take care of himself in any situation.
She added: “After this incident, the prime minister has spoken to us and assured a fair trial. We hope to find out what really happened through proper investigation.”
Sinha’s friend Mahadi Faisal expressed the same reaction. He said Sinha's ability and thinking was not limited to certain boundaries. He was an exceptional person and the world should know about him.
“He had a great desire to travel the world. We used to say, he could be the Bear Grylls of Geography Channel,” added Mahadi.