It is extremely disturbing to think of the manner in which 36-year-old former army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan was shot dead at the Shamlapur police check post in Baharchhara, Teknaf. According to a report, Sinha's associate Sifat stated that police outpost in-charge inspector Liaquat Ali shot Sinha without any questioning, but a case filed with Teknaf model police station claimed that Liaqat Ali fired shots to protect himself and his associates as Sinha drew a gun.
But then a report in this daily sheds further light on the situation based on a statement provided by Sinha's sister—that it was indeed a murder. Whatever the motivation or the actual case, the truth must come out. A fair investigation is essential. Hopefully, justice will be served.