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Salman Shah committed suicide, not murdered: PBI

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Update: 2020-02-24 1:26:05 PM
Salman Shah committed suicide, not murdered: PBI
Salman Shah

DHAKA: Popular silver screen actor Shahriar Chowdhury Imon, widely know as Salman Shah was not murdered, but he committed suicide over family feud, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) said on Monday (Feb 24).

DIG Banaj Kumar Majumder, chief of PBI, disclosed the information at a press briefing.

After Salman Shah had died on September 6 of 1996, his father Komoruddin Chowdhury filled an unnatural death (UD) case.

Later on July 24 of 1997, he applied to shift the case into a murder case, alleging that his son was murdered.

Following the application, as per court order, a judicial probe committee was formed to investigate the death of Salman Shah.

On November 3 of 1997, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted the final report saying Salman Shah committed suicide. The court accepted the report on November 25 of that year.

However, Salman’s father Komoruddin Chowdhury rejected the CID report and filed a revision case. Later, on May 19 of 2003, the court sent the case for judicial investigation.

Finally, around after 12 years, metropolitan magistrate Imdadul Haque submitted the report to the chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka Bikas Kumar Saha on August 3 of 2014, saying the actor’s death as ‘unnatural’.

As the father passed away, Salman’s mother moved for filing the naraji petition rejecting the report on February 10 of 2015.

Later on December 7 of 2016, a Dhaka court has asked the Police Bureau of Investigation to carry out further investigations into the case filed over the death of Salman Shah for the fresh inquiry.

BDST: 1326 HRS, FEB 24, 2020

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