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Mystery shrouds BCL leader Diaz’s death

  • Published at 07:02 pm November 21st, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:16 pm November 21st, 2016
Mystery shrouds BCL leader Diaz’s death
Family and activists of Chittagong University (CU) unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), loyal to Diaz Irfan Chowdhury, assistant secretary of Chittagong central BCL and also joint secretary of BCL CU unit, are assuming that Diaz did not commit suicide. Rather, it was a planned murder. The primary investigation report has strengthened the suspicion, as the report mentioned that there were several bruises on the body, including on throat, both hands and left leg. Afsana Bilkis, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Hat Hazari, went to the spot, from where the body of Diaz was recovered on Sunday night, and prepared the report in presence of Diaz’s family members and the BCL activists loyal to Diaz, said Afsana. She found his room untidy while preparing the report. Besides, Diaz’s mobile phone was missing, added Afsana. Nure Alam Mina, police super of Chittagong district, said he rushed to Diaz’s home on Sunday night and found the door of his room locked from inside. Later, the door was broken in presence of all and he saw the body hanging from a ceiling fan, said the SP. The forensic team of CID was called instantly and they collected evidences, added Alam. The SP said he saw bruises on throat and hands of the body. “However, the post-mortem of the body was completed this morning and after receiving the autopsy report, it will be clear whether it is a suicidal case or a murder case,” said Alam. Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased claimed that the photo of Diaz hanging from the fan, which went viral in Facebook, shows his bed tidy. So, It was not correct that Diaz’s room was untidy, they said. Rashed Amin Chowdhury, Diaz’s maternal uncle, and one of his sisters demanded proper investigation into the death claiming that it was a planned murder. According to the family members, a section of CU BCL launched ransacked Diaz’s residence after Vice President of the BCL unit Taiful Haque Tapu was attacked by miscreants recently. Since then Diaz’s parents and other family members have not been staying at home at night. Meanwhile, the BCL activists blockaded Probortok intersection under Panchlaish police station in the port city in the morning demanding proper investigation into the death. Later, they withdrew the blockade upon police assurance. The university-bound trains could not reach the destination on Monday, as the demonstrators stopped them in Fatehabad area under Hat Hazari.