A woman has been shot dead allegedly by police during a clash between police and drug peddlers when the later snatched a drug case accused from the law enforcers in Chandgaon of Chattogram city. The deceased was identified as Nazma Aktar, 30, sister of accused Md Hanif of ‘Hanif Bahini’. Read more: 'Drug peddler' snatched after attack on BGB men in Cox's Bazar Drug peddler Hanif was arrested with 5000 Yaba pills on Saturday evening and some of his associates snatched him from police after attacking the police outpost at the Kalurghat area, said Chandgaon Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mainul Hossain. ‘Hanif Bahini’ members clashed with police, forcing the law enforcers to open fire that left Nazma and five policemen wounded, he said. “I have heard the news of the death of the woman who was injured in the clash. However, we did not find the body at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).” Read more: Youths ‘snatch arrestee’ from police in Barishal Meanwhile, Panchlaish Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Sadekur Rahman said a woman with bullet injuries was brought to CMCH from Kalurghat area and then she was taken to a private hospital in the city where doctors declared her dead around 11pm. The body was kept at CMCH morgue, he added. Besides, preparations steps have been take to file a case over snatching the accused after attacking police, said OC Mainul.
A youth died under custody of Hatirjheel police Station in the city early Saturday. Though police claimed that the youth identified as Rumman Sheikh, alias Sumon, (25) committed suicide, family members said he was tortured to death. However, two policemen were suspended in connection with the incident and a 3-member inquiry committee has also formed in this connection. The temporarily suspended policemen are - Hatirjheel police station SI Hemayet Hossain and constable Md. Zakaria. Talking to reporters at Hatirjheel Police Station on Saturday evening, Deputy Commissioner(DC- Tejgaon Division) HM Azimul Haque said a case was filed with Hatirjheel police station in connection with stealing of Tk 53 lakh from the office of Unilever's Pureit Company on August 15. Police arrested three people identified as Al Amin, Sohel Rana and Anik Hossain in connection with the incident. They are now in jail, the DC said. Rumman Sheikh was identified by analyzing the CCTV footage of the place of occurrence and also interrogating the three arrestees. Later, police arrested Rumman from his house in Rampura Mahanagar project area on Friday afternoon and recovered Tk 3,13,700 from his possession. Then he was kept in police custody around 11 pm, he said. Read: NDCRP fines 3 wholesalers for manipulating egg price The DC said that Rumman Sheikh was supposed to be sent to the court on Saturday morning. But he hanged himself from an iron grill with the trousers he was wearing at around 3:32 am on early Saturday. " It was seen in the CCTV footage and this footage was also shown to the deceased's wife and relatives," he added. He also said that SI Hemayet Hossain, who was Duty Officer on Friday night, and constable Md. Zakaria have been suspended for negligence of duty. Besides, a three-member inquiry committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADC) Tejgaon Industrial Zone Hafiz Al Farooq has been constituted. The DC also dismissed the allegation of torturing to death by the family members saying that no such incident took place. Meanwhile, local residents and relatives rushed to Hatirjheel police station after hearing the news of Rumman's death on Saturday afternoon. They protested in front of the police station alleging that Rumman was tortured to death under police custody and also demanded justice for this murder. During the protest, Suman's wife alleged that police demanded Tk 5 lakh from them. Police killed Rumman as they failed to meet their demand. 'I want justice,' she said. A sister-in-law of Rumman, who was present in front of the police station, said that her brother-in-law (Dula Bhai) came to his brother's house in Hatirjheel Madhubagh area on Friday on the anniversary of his mother's death. A team of Hatirjheel police station went to that house and arrested him saying that he was involved in stealing money, she said. Police conducted a search of the whole house but did not get anything and then left the house taking her brother-in-law, she said. About showing CCTV footage, she said, "We have been shown a little CCTV footage, showing him taking off his pants and going towards the fan. But the police did not show footage of committing suicide. But where was the police at that time. They killed him and then hanged him. We want justice.”
An accused in a rape and kidnapping case has fled from police custody in front of Gobindaganj Police Station in Gaibandha, police said on Tuesday. The accused was identified as Samiul Islam, 22, of the upazila. Police arrested Samiul in a rape and kidnapping case from Matlab of Chandpur district on Monday night, said Ezar Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gobindaganj police station. READ: Fugitive PBI inspector suspended over Khulna college girl's rape Samiul fled with handcuffs on after pushing a constable when he was taken off from a police van early Tuesday, he added. “Efforts are on to nab the accused,” said the OC.
A Dhaka court on Thursday placed five students of Dhaka College on a two-day police remand each in a case over the killing of Nahid Hasan during recent violence at New Market. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shanta Akter passed the order after Md Tariqul Alam Jewel, Inspector of Detective Branch of police, produced the accused before court and sought a 7-day remand to interrogate them. Those remanded are Abdul Kaiyum, a student of Accounting Department, Palash and Irfan, both from Social Science Department, Foysal from the Bangla department and Junayed from Islamic History department of Dhaka College. Earlier in the day, AKM Hafiz Akter, Additional Commissioner of the DB Police, said at a briefing that these five were arrested for their direct involvement in the clashes between the Dhaka College students and New Market shopkeepers that claimed two lives. Two murder cases were filed at New Market police station in connection with the clashes, he said. Also read: New Market clashes: 5 Dhaka College students arrested Two people, Nahid and Mursalin were killed while more than 30 others, including journalists and students, were injured as the students of Dhaka College clashed with the traders of New Market at the Nilkhet intersection on April 19. Shopkeepers alleged that the students were beaten up as they had refused to foot the bill at an eatery. Police subsequently registered four cases against 1,400 people in connection with the clashes. Also read: New Market clashes: 14 BNP leaders, activists granted anticipatory bail On April 20, a murder case was filed at the New Market police station following a complaint by Nahid’s father Nadim Hossain accusing anonymous people.
Expressing deep concern over the death of a young man allegedly under police custody in Lalmonirhat, Manbadhiker Songskriti Foundation (MSF), a human rights organisation, demanded legal steps against those responsible for the death after fair investigation. “Unleashing torture on a man in police custody that led to his death is unacceptable. It is the duty of police to ensure security to people under their custody. MSF is demanding legal steps against those involved in the killing after fair probe,” said a press release of MSF issued on Saturday. Earlier, a 25-year-old RMG worker in Lalmonirhat, identified as Robiul Islam Khan, died allegedly in police custody on Thursday night. Also read: Cop withdrawn over youth’s alleged custodial death in Lalmonirhat Agitated locals blocked Lalmonirhat-Rangpur Highway halting traffic on the busy high-speed corridor for few hours in the early hours of Friday, after the family of the deceased accused the police of torture. Robiul and another man were arrested by police on charges of gambling at a fair in Mahendranagar Bangla Bazar area on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, according to his family members. Robiul had an altercation with some cops while being dragged into a police van as he insisted that he was innocent, they claimed. Also read: Lalmonirhat: 25-yr-old dies in police custody, locals block highway "He was badly beaten up by the cops for refusing to enter the police van. He had sustained injuries, which eventually led to his death," said a family member of the deceased. As the news of the death spread, the agitated locals blocked Lalmonirhat-Rangpur highway in the early hours of Friday and demanded the punishment of a sub-inspector of Sadar police station. The locals also vandalised a police van when some cops reached the spot to pacify the crowd, officials said. The mob left the place only after the cops assured them of a proper probe into the death.
A 25-year-old RMG worker in Lalmonirhat allegedly died in police custody on Thursday night. Agitated locals blocked the Lalmonirhat-Rangpur Highway halting traffic on the busy high-speed corridor for few hours in the early hours of Friday, after the family of the deceased accused the police of torture. The deceased was identified as Robiul Islam Khan, son of Dulal Khan of Kazir Chowra village in Sadar upazila. Robiul and another man were arrested by the police on charges of gambling at a fair in the Mahendranagar Bangla Bazar area on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh, according to his family members. Also read: Sunamganj man dies allegedly in police custody, protesters block road Robiul had an altercation with some cops while being dragged into a police van as he insisted that he was innocent, they claimed. "He was badly beaten up by the cops for refusing to enter the police van. He had sustained injuries, which eventually led to his death," said a family member of the deceased. Additional superintendent of Lalmonirhat Police Rabiul Islam, however, denied the allegation of custodial torture. "The two people were arrested by a police team from the fair on tip-off. But Robiul fell sick on the way to the local police station and he was soon rushed to Sadar Hospital. He died while being shifted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital,” he said. Also read: Himangshu’s death in ‘police custody’: 3-member probe body formed As the news of the death spread, the agitated locals blocked the Lalmonirhat-Rangpur highway in the early hours of Friday and demanded the punishment of a sub-Inspector of Sadar police station. The locals also vandalised a police van when some cops reached the spot to pacify the crowd, officials said. The mob dispersed only after the cops assured them of a proper probe into the death. When contacted, Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said, "We are waiting for the autopsy report of the deceased."
Local people blocked the Sunamganj-Sylhet highway on Monday with the body of a 40-year-old man, who died allegedly in police custody. The protest took place around 12 pm in the Paglabazar area of Sunamganj-Sylhet road in Shantiganj upazila of the district causing a long tailback on the highway for three hours. Read:Himangshu’s death in ‘police custody’: 3-member probe body formed The deceased was identified as Ujir Mia, 40, of Shatru Mardan village of the upazilla, who was arrested by Santiganj Police on February 9 in a theft case and was produced before the court on the following day. However, Ujir Mia was granted bail on February 11 and was admitted to Kaitak Hospital of Chhatak after falling sick, said Kazi Muktadir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Saantiganj Police Station. He died on Monday while undergoing treatment at the hospital. "The doctor can explain the cause of Ujir's death," said the OC. However, Ujir's brother Dalim Mia said his brother was tortured at the police station after being arrested. Following the death, outraged locals blocked the highway with the body of Ujir Mia, demanding justice allegedly for the torture in police custody. Read: Held for killing wife, man dies in police custody On information, Sunamganj Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Saeed and Additional District Magistrate Anwar-ul-Halim rushed to the spot and assured the protesters that action will be taken against those responsible, subject to investigation. Following the assurance from the officials, the locals lifted the blockade.
A three-member committee has been formed to probe the death of 34-year-old Himangshu, who died allegedly in police custody at Hatibandha Police Station on Friday. District police formed the panel, headed by Additional Superintendent of Lalmonirhat Police (A circle) Marufa Zaman, to investigate whether there was any negligence of duty of police, said Superintendent of Lalmonirhat Police Abida Sultana at a press briefing on Saturday. “Necessary action will be taken if anyone is found involved in the death,” she said. Two other members of the committee are-Amirul Islam, officer-in-charge of DB police and court inspector Jahangir Alam. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three working days. READ: Held for killing wife, man dies in police custody Meanwhile, Samiul Amin, Hatibandha Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), who visited the Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital, said after primary investigation it is being suspected that Himangshu killed himself in the police custody. The man died in police custody in Lalmonirhat district on Friday hours after he was arrested on charge of killing his wife. However, police claimed that Himangshu Chandrakar, son of Bisheswar Roy, committed suicide by hanging himself with a wire inside his cell. "We found him hanging inside his cell," said Ershadul Alam, officer-in-charge of the Hatibandha police station. Himangshu was arrested a couple of hours after his wife, Sabita Rani, 33, was found dead in their house in East Kadma Maldapara village of Hatibandha upazila on Friday morning. “After interrogation, Himangshu was kept in a room where he ended his life," the OC said. "My men rushed Himangshu to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead," he added. READ: Man dies in police custody in Satkhira; ASI, constable suspended Sudhir Chandra Roy, brother of Himangshu, however, said, “Police arrested Himangshu and he was absolutely fit then. We have no idea how he died."
The Rohingya man, who had escaped from police custody at Chattogram court building, was arrested again from Ledapara Rohingya camp at Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Monday. Nezam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said fugitive Abul Kalam, was arrested conducting a drive at Ledapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf in the early hours Monday. Read: 3 cops suspended as Rohingya man flees police custody in Ctg He said a police team has been sent to Teknaf for bringing Abul Kalam back to Kotwali Police Station in Chattogram. Meanwhile, one sub-inspector and two constables -- SI Mitu Khanam and two Constables Shahadat Hossain and Nazrul Islam -- were suspended on Sunday for neglect of duty. All three were working in Kotwali Police Station. A probe committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) was also formed on Sunday night, said a senior police official. Read:1 killed in Ukhia Rohingya camp clash Kalam had fled the scene while being produced in court along with other accused on Sunday afternoon. Kalam was arrested along with 1,050 pieces of Yaba from the Station Road in the port city and then handed over to Kotwali Police Station on Sundar morning.