Shahidul Islam Shaon, a Jubo Dal activist, who died following a clash with police during a BNP rally in Munshiganj's Muktarpur on September 21, died from “head injuries, not from bullet wounds”, Mahfuzur Rahman Al Mamun, superintendent of Munshiganj Police, said.
“It was mentioned in his death certificate that Shaon died after being hit by bullets but that is not true, and we are investigating why the death certificate says so,” he said while talking at a press briefing after receiving the post-mortem report.
The post-mortem and viscera reports were provided on Tuesday where it was mentioned that Shaon died as he sustained “head injuries during the clash”, he added.
On September 21, 50 people, including several policemen, were injured in a clash between police and BNP leaders and activists in Munshiganj’s Muktarpur over holding a rally of the party protesting price hike of fuel, daily essentials and the killing of three opposition leaders in Bhola and Narayanganj in police firing.
Shaon was critically injured during the skirmish as police tried to stop the protest rally.
He succumbed to his injuries the following day.
SP Mahfuzur Rahman said Shaon along with others were hurling brickbats towards police during the clash.
“At one stage, he fell while trying to bring a stick. Smoke was billowing at that moment which went viral on social media. He was wounded by bricks thrown by other Jubo Dal activists,” he claimed.