Youth dies in police custody
A young man was found hanging inside a police station in Patuakhali district on Wednesday night, around two hours of his detention.
Deceased Omar Faruque Rayhan, 20, hailed from Kabirkathi area in Bakerganj upazila of Barishal, said Mahipur Police Station officer in-charge Saidul Islam.
The OC said Rayhan was found hanging from the ventilator of a toilet of Mahipur Police Station around 11:50pm.
Earlier, around 9:45pm on the same day, police detained Rayhan along with 13 Yaba tablets from the district council office area, the OC said.
Police claimed he committed suicide by hanging himself tying towel around neck.
The body was sent to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital morgue, OC Saidul added.
According to police, Rayhan was an accused in several cases, including drugs, with Barishal's Bakerganj, Jhalakati and Mahipur Police Stations.
However, an unnatural death case was filed with Mahipur Police Station in this connection.
Regarding this, additional superintendent of Patuakhali district police Mahfuzur Rahman said they are looking into the matter whether there is negligence from police.
If any negligence is proved, stern action will taken against the responsible person, the police official added.