An alleged drug addict committed suicide by hanging himself while in custody at Sonaimuri Police Station in the district on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Tajul Islam Tushar, 23, a rickshaw puller and son of Mominul Islam of Daulatpur village in the upazila.
Tushar committed suicide by hanging himself with his cloth (lungi) from the ceiling of the room, said AKM Jahirul Islam, additional superintendent of district police.
Being informed by Tajul’s father that he was consuming drugs at his house, police arrested him along with 9 pieces of Yaba pills around 2:30 am.
The body was sent to Noakhali General Hospital for autopsy, police said.