Tuesday, 7 December, 2021
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HC wants to know steps over Rangpur custodial death

HC wants to know steps over Rangpur custodial death

The High Court on Tuesday wanted to know the steps taken after the death of Tajul Islam allegedly after  police torture at Haragach in Rangpur.

The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Khandaker Diliruzzaman asked Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta to inform the court about the steps taken in this regard after consultation with the Rangpur police commissioner.

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua presented a report on the incident published in a daily newspaper before the court and sought a necessary directive in this regard on Wednesday.

DAG Amit Das Gupta said he will inform the court about the incident after consultation with the Rangpur police commissioner.

Tajul Islam, 55, a resident of Dalalhat village in Haragach union, was reportedly beaten to death by police at Haragach Natun Bazar around 6 pm on Monday.

Tajul was detained with some drugs during a police drive at Haragach Natun Bazar on Monday evening and he fell unconscious as police beat him up mercilessly. At one stage, police pushed him against a wall and he died on the spot.

Enraged by the incident, locals cordoned off Haragach police station, threw brick chips at police and vandalized some vehicles.

Police later fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas shells to disperse the protesters.