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Manikganj student’s body exhumed seven days after burial

  • Published at 10:56 pm May 27th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:59 pm May 27th, 2018
Nazmul Hasan Shourov Collected

The dead body of Shyamoli Ideal Polytechnic Institute computer science student Nazmul Hasan Shourov has been exhumed in Manikganj a week after burial.

Manikganj Magistrate Billal Hossain oversaw the process and had the body sent to Manikganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy Sunday afternoon.

Investigative officer of the case Sub-Inspector (SI) Michael was present at the exhumation along with family members of the deceased.

On May 19, Shourov died of electrocution at his Adabor hostel according to the administration of the establishment. He was buried at his familial graveyard in the Bonogram area of Mohadebpur union under the Shivalaya upazila, Manikganj that very day without an autopsy.

Two days later, Shourov’s father Amjad Hossain filed a case with Adabor police station after suspecting that his son had been murdered. A decision was then taken to exhume the youth’s body and perform an autopsy.

In the case file, Amjad Hossain stated that his son used to live in the students’ hostel of Ideal Polytechnic Institute in Dhaka's Mohonpur area. In the early hours of May 19, Hostel Supervisor Md Noyon called him to tell him that Shourov had been injured in an electrocution incident, and that he was under treatment at Shahid Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital. 

Upon rushing to the hospital, Shourov’s father only found his son’s lifeless body covered by a sheet on a morgue trolley. Noyon and a few of Shourov’s fellow students were present there. They suggested that Amjad take his son’s body and bury it at their family graveyard in Manikganj.

Amjad’s report further stated that when he went to the hostel to pick up Shourov’s clothes, he saw bloodstains in front of his room. Moreover, when Shourov was being bathed before his burial, many wounds were seen on his body, so Amjad suspects that either the hostel authorities or fellow students murdered Shourov.

Shourov’s sister Urmi Hossain said: “My brother is a very calm, quiet person. Two or three days before the incident, he took Tk10,000 from home via bKash, claiming to have fallen in trouble with the police. Later, he called his mother and said a few people from the hostel had taken his money, and that he would take care of them after the month of Ramadan.

“After his death, his feet had sand and dirt on them, his belly was swollen and he had a wound on his chest. This also led to the belief that he was murdered,” she added, also stating that she wished for strict and speedy justice for her brother’s killing. 

Adabor police station SI Michael said the body was exhumed in the presence of a magistrate, and subsequently sent for autopsy. As soon as the autopsy report arrives, the true cause of death would be known.