Alexa MP Firoz Rashid’s daughter-in-law Merina shot

Dhaka, Monday   19 August 2019


MP Firoz Rashid’s daughter-in-law Merina shot

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:28 PM, 8 July 2019   Updated: 02:32 PM, 8 July 2019

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Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid’s daughter-in-law Merina Shoaib is undergoing treatment at the hospital with bullet injuries. She is currently admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the capital’s Labaid Hospital. 

The bullets that were shot from the firearm is registered under the name of her husband. Police and hospital sources confirmed the information. 

“Merina was shot at around 9:30 pm on Sunday. The bullets were out of stomach after surgery in the hospital at night,” said Abdullahil Kafi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police of Dhanmondi circle.  

“It is not able to say that Merina is out of danger. She is currently in ICU,” said Saifur Rahman, Assistant General Manager of Labaid Hospital. 

Police sources said that Merina was separated from her husband for three years. However, she lived in MP Firoz Rashid’s Dhanmondi residence with her two children. On Sunday night, she shot herself with MP’s son licensed arms. After that MP took daughter-in-law to the hospital. The case has not been filed yet. 

Police said that Merina’s mother-in-law, her son, daughter, and servants were at home during she was shot. 

Sirajul Islam Patwary, father of Merina Shoaib, said the pistol was his son-in-law’s. “But there is a doubt about it. No girl commits suicide as a hobby. The girl was in pain. I heard that the son-in-law had married another. Although husband and wife were staying together, they did not have the same initiative,” he added. 

When contacted Merina’s husband Kazi Shoaib Rashid, he could not be found. One who identified himself as his employee said that Shoaib went out without cell phone.

Police have collected fingerprints from the weapon and CCTV footage around the house. However, more details on the matter are not yet known.