Who fired two more shots at Sinha?

The inquest report over the death of Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan said his body bore marks of six bullets although the first information report (FIR) claimed four bullets were fired at him.

This contradiction has raised further questions as to who fired those two more shots at Sinha.

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The FIR, filed by sub-inspector Nandadulal Raxit of Teknaf police station, claimed that four shots were fired at Sinha while he was killed at police firing at Shamlapur police check post in Baharchhara union of Teknaf around 9:00pm on 31 July.

However, the inquest report prepared by sub-inspector Aminul Islam of Cox's Bazar model police station said a total of six gunshot wounds were found in the ex-army officer's body after it was brought to Cox's Bazar sadar hospital morgue.

According to the report, a total of six gunshot wounds, one deep wound beneath left shoulder bone, one in arm, one in left rib cage, one above left hip, one in back and one in hip, were found on Sinha's body.

Cox's Bazar sadar hospital morgue’s staff Ahmad Kabir Monu was present during the filing of inquest report.

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Talking with Prothom Alo over phone on Wednesday, SI Aminul Islam said he prepared the inquest report at around 1:30pm on 1 August.

He maintained that he found six bullet wounds on the retired major’s body.

Earlier, police filed a case with Teknaf police station over the murder of Sinha Rashed.

In the FIR, sub-inspector Nandadulal Raxit wrote that Baharchhara police investigation centre’s in-charge Liaqat Ali fired four shots at Sinha to protect lives of the on duty policemen while the latter tried to shoot the policemen at one stage of the brawl.

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An official of police headquarters told Prothom Alo that policemen are allotted bullets against their weapons. They are required to file a general diary immediately after firing for giving account of how many bullets they fired and why.

Meanwhile, Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital authorities filed the autopsy report of Sinha Mohammad Rashed on Tuesday.

Residential medical officer (RMO) of the hospital Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury said Sinha died of excessive bleeding.