A Dhaka court sent the National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital registrar Abdullah Al Mamun and Mind Aid Hospital director Fatema Khatun to jail on Friday after they had been placed before the court following interrogation for two days in connection with the reported murder of senior assistant superintendent of police Anisul Karim Shipon. 

The court of metropolitan magistrate Mamunur Rashied gave the order.

Abdullah Al Mamun was arrested on November 17 and remanded in police custody to be interrogated for two days.

Fatema Khatun was arrested on November 12 and she was sent to police custody on November 15 to be quizzed over the death of the officer. 

Meanwhile, NIMH authorities claimed that Mamun had not referred Anisul to Mind Aid Hospital where he was reportedly tortured to death on November 9.

In a statement on Thursday, NIMH director Bidhan Ranjan Roy Podder said that Mamun had no involvement in the treatment of the officer in the hospital.

The director also claimed that no doctor had referred Anisul to any private hospital, rather Anisul’s brother-in-law took him to Mind Aid Hospital at Adabar in the city on his own decision.

The director’s statement came a day after he was besieged at his office in NIMH by a section of doctors and employees of the hospital protesting at the arrest of Mamun.

Asked about the NIMG statement, DMP’s additional deputy commissioner for Mohammadpur zone Mrittunjoy Dey Sajal told New Age on Thursday that they found evidences during the investigation that registrar Mamun had phoned Mind Aid Hospital employees on November 9 morning and asked them to admit the police officer.

After the murder, Mind Aid employees consulted with Mamun, who also went to the hospital after the death of the patient, said the ADC.

The police earlier complained that Anisul was admitted to NIMH, but its doctor Mamun referred him to Mind Aid Hospital.

They also claimed that Mamun had been paid for sending patients to Mind Aid Hospital.

Police so far arrested 13 suspects. Six of them admitted to their involvement before the court.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists said on Thursday that it would continue its work abstention at private chambers and online medical services until the release of Abdullah Al Mamun.

The protest started on Wednesday.

In a briefing, the association also demanded a judicial inquiry into the death of the police officer.

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