Suspended Sylhet cop held over death in custody
Published : Saturday, 24 October, 2020 at 1:12 PM Count : 578
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has arrested suspended constable Harunur Rashid in a case filed over the death of Raihan Ahmed in custody in Sylhet.
He was arrested from Sylhet Police Lines on Friday night.
PBI Sylhet's police superintendent M Khaleduzzaman confirmed the matter on Saturday.
Harunur Rashid, a constable of Bandarbazar Police Outpost, was suspended on October 13 over the death of Raihan under police custody.
The police official also told media that Harun would be produced before the court today and police are set to seek remand to grill Harun.
With this, the PBI has, so far, arrested two accused in the case. Of them, constable Titu Chandra is now on a five-day remand.
Raihan, 34, a resident of Akhalia in Sylhet city, was allegedly beaten to death in police custody at Bandarbazar police outpost on October 11.
The authorities on October 12 suspended four policemen, including the in-charge of Bandarbazar police outpost SI Akbar Hossain, in connection with the death.