• Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:01 pm

Elderly injured during police firearms training in Jamalpur

  • Published at 10:28 pm December 5th, 2019
Jamalpur map
Map of Jamalpur district Dhaka Tribune

The injured is Abdur Rahim, 60, who was in his house in Guabaria village near the city during the incident, almost 2 kilometres from the shooting range

An elderly was injured in the leg by a bullet from the police firearms training of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) on Thursday.

The injured is Abdur Rahim, 60, who was in his house in Guabaria village near the city during the incident, almost 2 kilometres from the shooting range.

He was admitted to Jamalpur General Hospital by his family. 

Dr Md Shofikul Islam, the resident doctor of the hospital informed Dhaka Tribune: "The bullet went through Abdur Rahim's left leg but he is out of danger right now."

Kohinoor Begum, the victim's daughter said: "Abdur Rahim was resting in his room at 3pm. At that time, a bullet from the BGB firearms training entered the room through the tin wall and hit Rahim's leg."

On November 28 a child, Jyoti Aktar,8, from the same area, was similarly injured by a BGB firearms training bullet  .

Basir Uddin, additional police super of Jamalpur said: "BGB was conducting a five day long winter shooting drill. We are investigating how the incidents occurred. Police will take responsibility for Abdur Rahim's treatment."

Commanding Officer of 35 battalion of BGB, Col SM Azad said: "There was a firing training at the firing range on Thursday. We will look into the matter."