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Panel formed to identify those helped suspended SI Akbar flee

20 Oct 2020 09:54, Somoy English Desk
Panel formed to identify those helped suspended SI Akbar flee
Panel formed to identify those helped suspended SI Akbar flee

The Police Headquarters has formed a three-member panel to investigate how suspended sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, who was accused of torturing young man Raihan Ahmed to death in custody in Sylhet, fled.

The investigation committee was formed on Monday with an assistant inspector general of police as its head.

The prime task of the probe body is to identify those who helped Akbar flee.

The committee was asked to submit its report within five working days.

Raihan was tortured to death at Bandarbazar Police Outpost in Sylhet city on October 11.

His wife filed a case in this regard.

Four policemen, including in-charge of Bandarbazar police outpost SI Akbar, were suspended and three others withdrawn over the incident.

However, Akbar fled on October 13 and he still remained traceless.

Meanwhile, three policemen reportedly confessed before a Sylhet on Monday to torturing Raihan to death in the police outpost.

They made their statements under section 164 of the Criminal Code of Procedure in the morning.

After being chased by police, Raihan Ahmed took shelter in the house of a conservancy worker at Kastaghar Sweeper Colony in Sylhet city to save him but in vain.

He was arrested from there and taken to Banadarbazar Police Outpost where he was tortured to death by police.

After his arrest, a phone call was made to Raihan’s family with the mobile phone of assistant sub-inspector Towhid seeking money for his release.

According to CCTV footage, police took Raihan to the police outpost in a healthy condition from where he made a phone call to his family with the mobile phone of ASI Towhid asking them to arrange money for his release.

He was taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital (SOMCH) in a serious condition following torture for three hours at the police outpost.

According to the postmortem report, there were 111 injury marks on the body of Raihan.

Of them, 97 were bluish swollen marks and the rest 14 deep wounds.

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