High Court summons N'ganj doctor
The High Court yesterday summoned Noor-e Akhter, assistant surgeon of Bandar Upazila Health Complex in Narayanganj, to explain about his treatment to a "critically" injured young man who was tortured in a village arbitration.
One Babu Chakrabartee of Musapur under Bandar police station was reportedly mercilessly tortured in the arbitration on July 16.
Babu was punished for marrying daughter of one local Brojen Das without his (Brojen) consent.
The HC directed Noor-e Akhter to appear before it on August 8 to explain whether Babu was tortured and why he did not mention about torture in his medical report.
The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore issued the summons, as officer-in-charge of Bandar Police Station Harunur Rashid informed that there was no mention of torture in the medical report.
Superintendent of police of Narayanganj Sheikh Nazmul Alam and OC Harun yesterday appeared before the HC bench as per its earlier directive.
The HC bench, however, exempted them from personal appearance in connection with the incident of torture as they told the court that the police have arrested some persons and taken legal steps against them for torturing Babu.
The HC on July 24 summoned the SP and OC after Manzill Murshid, president of Humman Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, filed a writ petition seeking necessary orders against the persons responsible for the incident.