death of colonel’s wife: Court of inquiry formed: ISPR

Staff Correspondent

Inter-Service Public Relations issued a release on Thursday stating that a lieutenant colonel of Bangladesh Army had been relieved of his duties and a court of inquiry had been formed to investigate into the death of his wife at Comilla cantonment.
Shejadi Apsa, the wife of Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, had died at their official residence Nilima at Comilla cantonment on May 13.
The 35-year-old, Shejadi, was medical graduate from Sher-e-Bangla Medical College in Barisal. She
married Shafiqul on
March 24 in 2000 and they had been blessed with 10-year-old son Ahnaf Intisar Samin.
Her family alleged that Shejadi was beaten to death and the death triggered protests at places demanding the prime minister’s intervention to ensure proper investigation into the matter and exemplary punishment for the ‘killer’.
Shejadi’s younger brother M Javed Hossain, also a physician, alleged that she was beaten to death as she had informed Shafiqul’s higher authority about his alleged extramarital affairs.
He also claimed that Shafiqul used to torture Shejadi as she disclosed his extramarital affairs to her family.
Shejadi was buried at Shahjahanpur graveyard in the capital following autopsy at Comilla Medical College Hospital.
The release of the Inter-Service Public Relations claimed that some
exaggerated, misleading and incomplete statements about the matter were
being published causing negative impression against the army.
The post-mortem of the body has been conducted at Comolla Medical
College Hospital in accordance with the law and the truth in the ‘unnatural death’ would be revealed through the investigation by the court of inquiry, the release said.
If the allegations are proved, appropriate action would be taken against the officer in accordance to the laws of state and the army, it said.

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