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Another policeman held over Raihan’s death in custody

29 Oct 2020 13:50, Somoy English Desk
Another policeman held over Raihan’s death in custody
Another policeman held over Raihan’s death in custody

Another suspended policeman has been arrested in a case filed over torturing Raihan Ahmed to death in a police outpost in Sylhet.

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), the investigating agency of the incident, arrested assistant sub-inspector Asheque Elahi from the reserve office of Sylhet Metropolitan Police on Wednesday night, said Superintendent of Police of Sylhet PBI Khaleduzzaman on Thursday.

With this, three policemen have so far been shown arrested in the case filed over the killing of the young man.

Earlier, suspended constable Titu Chandra Das was shown arrested in the case on October 20 while suspended constable Harunur Rashid on October 23.

Besides, suspended sub-inspector Hasan Uddin has been in custody for destroying the evidence of the torture and helping flee suspended sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan.

Meanwhile, a Sylhet court on Wednesday sent Titu to jail in the murder case.

Titu and Harun were on duty at the police outpost when Raihan was tortured to death.

Meanwhile, the investigating agency arrested another man, Sheikh Saidur Rahman, over the murder of the young man.

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

His wife filed the case in this regard.

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including in-charge of the police outpost sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, were suspended and three others withdrawn over the incident.

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

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