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Guddu kin push for cops’ arrest

Family members of Mir Amirul Islam alias Guddu said they would move court seeking a CBI probe if the three cops suspended for allegedly abetting his suicide are not arrested.

“We want to see the three officers of Karaya police station behind bars. If they are not arrested within a week, we will move court seeking a CBI probe into the case,” said Islam’s brother Anwar Izhar.

Guddu, a Karaya resident in his 20s, had set himself on fire in front of Karaya police station on December 4 to protest the police’s alleged reluctance to register a rape case against Shahzada, a resident of the area, on the basis of a complaint by a minor and attempts to frame him for pursuing the matter. Guddu died on Tuesday.

The police had initially started a molestation case, which was converted into a rape case two days after the suicide bid. Shahzada’s wife had earlier lodged complaints accusing Guddu of ransacking their house and taking away Rs 1 lakh.

The trio — two sub-inspectors and a constable — “might also be charged with suppressing facts as they had refused to register a rape complaint despite pleas,” said a senior officer at Lalbazar.