A constable of Special Security and Protection Battalion who was on duty outside Ganabhaban, the Prime Minister’s official residence, early Monday was injured in a bullet that ‘accidentally’ came out from the gun of one of his colleagues.
The injured was Rahim Uddin, 25, a member of SPBn who are assigned for ensuring security of Ganabhaban, police said.
This is the second incident of reported accidental fire on SPBn in less than nine months since May 26, 2017 when a SPBn nayek Atikur Rahman, 31, died on duty at a northern checkpost of Ganabhaban after receiving gunshot wound.
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station officer-in-charge GG Biswas said the bullet came out accidently from the pistol of a sub-inspector who had been examining his firearm while standing nearby around 3:00am during change of duties.
The accident took place adjacent to the lake of Chandrima Udyan near the Ganabhaban.
The victim was immediately rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from where he was shifted to National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, he said.
Physicians at DMCH said that the cop was brought to the Hospital with a bullet injury mark below his right collar bone.
Officials at NICVD in the afternoon said that the SPBN member was out of danger and had been undergoing treatment at the institute’s intensive care unit.
Claiming that the fire was accidental, SPBn-2 superintendent of police Selim Khan told New Age that they had formed a five member committee led by SPBn’s additional superintendent Sultana Farhana Mafi to probe the incident and submit a report in three working days.
The Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station OC said that no case was lodged in this connection until evening.
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