Family claims killing, police says suicide
Youth found dead at Barguna OC's office
Published : Thursday, 26 March, 2020 at 3:30 PM Count : 280
A young man was found dead at the office of Bagura's Amtali Police Station officer in-charge (OC) on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Sanu Hawlader, a resident of Kolagachhia village in the upazila.
However, police claimed that the youth has committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in the room of OC Monoranjan Mistry.
On the other side, deceased's wife Jharna Begum alleged that police beat up her husband to death as they did not give Tk 3 lakh bribe.
"They are now trying to prove the killing as a suicide," she added.
Local sources said police arrested Sanu on March 24 as a murder suspect. Later, he died in the police custody this morning.
According to sources in the district police, OC Monoranjan and duty officer sub-inspector Arif have been suspended following the death in custody.
A three-member probe committee, led by additional superintendent of Barguna police Md Tofayel Ahmed, was also formed.
Being informed, superintendent of Barguna police (SP) Maruf Hossain visited the scene.
SP Maruf said legal action will be taken after investigation.