A case has been filed in connection with the death of 10 people in a stampede during the qulkhwani of late former Chittagong City Corporation Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, Agencies report.
Arun Das, brother of deceased Jhantu Das, filed the unnatural death case with Chawkbazar Police Station on Monday night, said Nurul Huda, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Besides, the administration suspended the activities of the Rima Convention Centre in the city for investigation. At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured in the stampede during the qulkhwani of Mohiuddin Chowdhury at the convention centre.
Meanwhile, the deceased were cremated in the city and at their respective villages in Mirsarai, Sitakunda and Anwara upazilas of the district, and Rangamati.
Mahibul Hasan Nawfel, Mohiuddin’s elder son and Awami League organising secretary, attended the funerals of three deceased — Subir Das, Jhantu Das and Riton Bhattacharya — at the CCC cremation ground.
Earlier, Chittagong Medical College Hospital authorities handed the bodies of all the 10 deceased to their family members. Meanwhile, the condition of four of the injured was stated to be critical. They were taken to the Intensive Care Unit of CMCH.
Two probe bodies – one by the district administration and the other by the Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner – were formed to look into the incident.