1 held as motorcycle bumps into war crimes prosecutor Tureen Afroz's car
Staff Correspondent and Gaibandha Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-01-09 20:02:49.0 BdST Updated: 2017-01-10 04:08:21.0 BdST
War crimes prosecutor Tureen Afroz has claimed she had been attacked in Gaibandha and police are trying to conceal the incident.
“Police have commented to the media on the issue after surprisingly finishing the investigation within only an hour,” she told bdnews24.com on Monday night after the alleged attack in the afternoon.
Tureen earlier told bdnews24.com that she came under the attack at Gaibandha's Palashbarhi when she was returning after taking part in her father's burial in Nilphamari in the afternoon.
"I was returning to Dhaka after burying my father. The attack happened when my car reached Palashbarhi around 3:30pm. I am unhurt."
She could not say who was responsible.
Police have detained a 15-year-old who is said to have bumped into Afroz's car with a motorcycle in front of the Shilpi Hotel.
The teenager from Kishoregarhi Union is a ninth grade student at a local school.
The car carrying Tureen passed the intersection and was headed towards the highway when it was hit by the motorcycle, said Palashbarhi police OC Mojibur Rahman.
The teenager was driving the motorcycle and his friend was seated at the back, he said quoting witnesses.
The young driver was being questioned at the police station.
"His neighbours told us he has been learning to drive a motorcycle. They said that is why he bumped into the car. But police are looking into both their background," Mojibur said.
In reaction to the OC's comments, Tureen said police were trying to draw a conclusion without contacting her.
She said the OC's comments and 'so-called investigation' were 'influenced by a certain quarter'.
She also sought the home ministry's intervention in the matter.
Tureen, prosecutor at the International Crimes Tribunal, lost her father Taslim Uddin, last Tuesday.
Taslim, a former tax official, was buried in the family graveyard at Chaoradangi village in Nilphamari's Jaldhaka.
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