Tea vendor burnt in ‘police attack’ dies at DMCH, 4 policemen closed over the incident

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Dhaka, Feb 4: A burn injured street tea-vendor has died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday.

He was suffering from burn injuries after police allegedly attacked him, causing an oil spill from a stove.

Meanwhile, four policemen, including three officials of Shah Ali police station were closed in connection with the incident of burning a tea vendor to death in capital`s Mirpur.

The police men are –Sub-Inspector (SI) Mominur Rahman, SI Niaz Uddin Mollah, ASI Jogendranath and Constable Jasim Uddin.

Maruf Hossain Sardar, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner of its public relation wing confirmed the matter to media on Thursday afternoon.

Critically burn injured Babul Matubbor of Gudarghat was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 10:30pm on Wednesday night.Relatives of Babul

The on duty doctors declared Babul as dead at about 9:30am on Thursday morning.

The 45-year-old had suffered 95 per cent burns, said Burn Unit doctor Partha Sankar Pal.

Babul was attacked by policemen who wanted money, his family members said.

But police claimed Babul was a drug dealer who burnt himself while trying to run away from a police accomplice.