Locals confined five policemen, including a sub-inspector, to a house when the policemen were “ransacking” the house at Dakkhin Poirtola in Brahmanbaria town yesterday evening while trying to arrest a murder accused.
On information, a team from Brahmanbaria Sadar Police Station rushed to the spot and rescued them.
Local ward councillor Minara Begum said the mother of Salek Miah of Poirtola died Saturday night and yesterday evening all the men of that house were busy with her burial at a graveyard. A team from Nabinagar Police Station, led by SI Rubel Farzai, raided the house to arrest a Salek's relative, an accused in Saidul Islam murder case.
As the policemen did not find the accused, they started “ransacking” the house. When then women of the house protested, the SI fired shots in the air and beat them up with bamboo sticks, the councillor claimed.
At that time, the men returned from the graveyard and confined the policemen to the house.
Locals also blocked Kalibari-Gukorna road, protesting the incident.
They withdrew the blockade after Selim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Brahmanbaria Sadar Police Station, assured them of taking action against those responsible for the incident.
OC Selim said they would look into as to why the police team from Nabinagar raided the house without taking permission from his police station that has jurisdiction over the area.
Saidul, 36, was killed in post-polls violence at Kurighar village under Nabinagar upazila on April 1, a day after the Nabinagar upazila election.