‘Gunfight’ victim councilor Ekramul’s wife demand judicial probe

Our Correspondent | Published: 21:25, May 31,2018 | Updated: 18:28, Jun 18,2018


Slain Teknaf councillor Ekramul Hoque.-- New Age photo

Family of three-time elected Teknaf municipality ward councilor Ekramul Hoque on Thursday demanded judicial probe into the ‘gunfight’ that killed Ekram branding him Yaba trader.

They made the demand in a press conference at Cox’s Bazar Press Club Thursday afternoon.

Reading out a statement, Ekram’s wife Ayesha Khatun alleged that members of an intelligence agency picked up Akramul from his home at KK Para of Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on the night of May 26 claiming to inquire about a land dispute.

‘But Teknaf police found his body from Mithapanirchara point of Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf marine drive road early May 27,’ she said.

‘Ekram, also a leader of ruling Awami League, was not connected to Yaba trading,’ she claimed.
‘Ekram was three-time elected Teknaf municipality’s councilor and also AL leader but we do not have a house of our own to sleep. We live from hand-to-mouth,’ she claimed.
‘We have not enough money for pay tuition-fees of our two daughters,’ she further said.

Ekramul Hoque’s brother and her two daughters were also present at the news conference.

According to message sent to media by Rapid Action Battalion early May 27, Ekramul’s body was  found after a gunfight between suspected drug peddlers and a team of RAB.

Officer-in-Charge, Teknaf Model police station Ranjit Kummar said Police seized one locally made gun, one pistol, six round bullets and 10 thousand pieces of Yaba pills beside Ekramul Hoque’s body.

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