A Dhaka court has sent former officer in-charge of Khilgaon Police Station Helaluddin, convicted in a case for torturing a varsity student, to jail.
First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj passed the order on Sunday rejecting his bail prayers.
Earlier, Helaluddin surrendered before the court seeking bail.
On May 17, a Dhaka court Helaluddin in absentia to three years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 10,000 for torturing Dhaka University student Abdul Quader.
Helaluddin, who was on bail in the case, filed a time petition mentioning sickness.
But, the court delivered the judgment considering him absconded and issued an arrest warrant against Helal.
On the night of July 16, 2011, the then Khilgaon thana OC Helaluddin detained Abdul Quader while returning to Fazlul Haque Hall at Dhaka University from his aunty’s house .
Later, the OC severely tortured Quader and forced him to give a confessional statement in a case. At one stage, Helal smacked him with a machete and stick, leaving the DU student critically injured.
Following instruction by the High Court, Abdul Quader filed a case against OC Helal on January 23, 2012.