A Sub-Inspector (SI) of Atgharia Police Station in Pabna has died after being electrocuted by a lighting fixture on the occasion of Independence Day. The incident took place around 11 pm on Saturday. The house of SI Dulal Hossain (48) is in Hasanpur village of Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi.
Dulal Hossain joined the Bangladesh Police Force in 1993. He was transferred to Atgharia police station two years ago. He was recently transferred to Sujanagar police station in the same district.
Police eyewitnesses said that the police station building was illuminated on the occasion of the golden jubilee of independence. The saluting deacon at the police station premises was also illuminated with steel pipes hoisted for the national flag. Somehow that steel pipe is electrified. SI Dulal got electrocuted while holding the pipe in his hand while talking on his mobile phone at night. He was rushed to the Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Confirming the incident, Pabna Additional Superintendent of Police Masud Alam said the body of the slain police officer had been sent to the morgue of Pabna General Hospital for autopsy. It is being investigated whether this incident is due to someone’s negligence.
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