A Jhalakati court on Sunday ordered a fresh investigation into the 2011 shooting of student Limon Hossain by the Rapid Action Battalion as the police probe failed to find out the perpetrators of the crime that led to amputation of Limon’s left leg.
Additional district judge SKM Tofail Hasan passed the order accepting the review petition filed by Limon’s mother Henoara Begum challenging the police report, said her counsel Akkas Shikder.
Akkas also said that the court sent the order to the judicial magistrate’s court to decide how and which of the agencies would conduct the further investigation.
Limon, now studying master’s of law at Islamic University in Kushtia, said that he and his family were happy with the court order.
‘I hope that the fresh investigation will bring out the truth and ensure justice,’ he said.
On March 23, 2011, battalion personnel shot at Limon in the left leg near his home at Jamaddarhat of Rajapur in Jhalakati just a fortnight before his higher secondary certificate exams.
Henoara tried to file a case against the battalion personnel with Rajapur police station after the incident but the police at first refused to record the case.
The police later in April 2011 recorded the case following a court order.
The police, however, on August 14, 2012 submitted the final report on the case, claiming that the probe found no evidence and witness against the battalion personnel.
Henoara filed an application challenging the police report on August 30, 2012, which was rejected by a senior judicial magistrate on February 13, 2013.
A petition for a review of the rejection of Henoara’s petition was filed with the district and session’s judge’s court on March 13, 2013.
Limon’s left leg was amputated on March 27 in Dhaka National Institute for Traumatolgy and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation hospital.
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