RAB official says it is still unclear whether his death was an accident or a suicide
An on-duty member of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has reportedly been killed as a result of a bullet shooting off from his own gun in Dhaka.
The incident took place at the RAB headquarters in the capital’s Kurmitola at around 2:30 pm on Monday, Commander Khandaker Al Moin, spokesperson for the RAB's media wing, told Dhaka Tribune.
However, it could not be confirmed whether the death was an accident or a suicide.
The deceased was identified as Shuvo Mallo, 26, a constable of Bangladesh Police.
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Khandaker Al Moin said Shuvo was alone at the time of the incident. After hearing a gunshot, RAB personnel rushed to Shuvo and found him in a critical condition.
Shuvo was then taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where doctors on duty pronounced him dead.
The RAB official said: “We will be able to say whether it is a suicide or accident after further investigation.”