Salman Shah commits suicide, not murdered: PBI

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 April 2020


Salman Shah commits suicide, not murdered: PBI

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:30 PM, 24 February 2020   Updated: 02:47 PM, 24 February 2020

Salman Shah; File Photo

Salman Shah; File Photo

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has finally reported the probe report over the death of Salman Shah. 

“The death of Dhallywood’s popular film star is not a murder, rather he committed suicide following a family dispute,” PBI chief DIG Banaj Kumar Majumder told at a press conference on Monday.    

On September 6, 1996, Salman Shah’s body was recovered from his own house at Eskaton Road in the capital. In the case of Salman’s death, his father, Kamaruddin Ahmed Chowdhury, filed an obituary case.

Later on July 24, 1997, the obituary case converts into a murder case, in which it was stated that Salman Shah was killed.  The court ordered the CID to investigate the incident of the murder case.  

After the investigation, on November 3, 1997, the CID submitted a final report to the court. There, Salman’s death was mentioned as suicide.

Later, the CID’s report was rejected and filed a revision, on May 19, 2003, the court sent the case to the judicial investigation. For a long time, the case was under judicial investigation.

On August 3, 2014, Metropolitan Magistrate Emdadul Haque submitted a judicial inquiry report to the CMM Court of Dhaka, Bikash Kumar Saha.

This report also referred to Salman’s death as “suicide”. Salman Shah’s mother Neela Chowdhury rejected the judicial inquiry report on December 21, 2014.

Metropolitan Magistrate, Jahangir Hossain, on February 10, 2015, filed an appeal against the judicial inquiry report. and mentioned that 11 people including Aziz Mohammad may involve in the Salman Shah murder. The court gave the order to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) order to further investigate the matter.

A revision was filed with the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on April 19, 2016, against the order to investigate the case by RAB. 

On August 21 that year, the judge of Special Judge’s Court-6, Imrul Kayes granted the application for revision and ordered RAB not to do any further investigation of the case.

On December 7, last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Laskar Sohel Rana ordered the PBI to re-investigate the case. Since then, the case was under PBI. 

Debuted with the movie ‘Keyamot Theke Keyamot’ in 1993, Salman Shah became popular with the young generation with his smartness and style. The actor acted on 27 films in thee years. When his popularity was high, his death was reported on September 6, 1996, on BTV. He is still equally popular two decades after his death.