Raihan died being hit by blunt weapons: Autopsy

16 Oct 2020 09:51, Somoy English Desk
Raihan died being hit by blunt weapons: Autopsy
Raihan died being hit by blunt weapons: Autopsy

Sylhet youth Raihan Ahmed who was reportedly tortured to death in a police outpost died after being hit by blunt weapons, according to the first autopsy report.

The report of the postmortem carried out at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital (SOMCH) was handed over to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), the investigation agency of the incident, on Thursday.

According to the report, Raihan died after being hit by blunt weapons.

Assistant Professor Dr Shamsul Islam of SOMCH Forensic department said there were marks of blunt weapons all over the body. Besides, two nails were uprooted.

Meanwhile, the second autopsy of Raihan was done at the DOMCH on Thursday following a court order.

The body was exhumed in the morning at the presence of district administration executive magistrates Sajib Ahmed and Mejbah Uddin.

Besides, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Golam Kibria visited the victim’s house on Thursday and assured the family of taking action against those responsible for the incident. 

Raihan, son of late Rafiqul Islam of Akhalia in Sylhet city, died at the hospital on October 11.

Bandarbazar Police Outpost informed on the day that he was severely injured in a mass beating at Kastghar in the city during a mugging. They rescued him and took him to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

However, there were injury marks on different parts of the body of the victim and the nails of his fingers were also uprooted which suggested that he was tortured.

It was alleged that Raihan was tortured to death at the police outpost for bribe money.

Meanwhile, four policemen, including in-charge of the outpost sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, were suspended and three others withdrawn over the incident.


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