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Prisoner tortured in Ctg jail; case against 5 including jail super

A Chattogram court on Monday directed to file the complaint of a lifer’s wife accusing five officials, including the senior superintendent of Chattogram Central Jail, of torturing her husband as a case.

The court also directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police to investigate the case.

Chattogram Metropolitan Session Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order during a hearing.

On November 25, Parvin Akter, the wife of murder convict Md Shamim filed the complaint against the five in the court of Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan, said plaintiff’s lawyer Syed Motaher Hossain.

The defendants in the case are senior jail superintendent Shafiqul Islam Khan, jailor Dewan Mohammad Tariqul Islam, deputy jailor Md Saimur, and jail guard Sabuj Dash and Subedar Md Emdad Hossain.

According to the complaint, Shamim has remained behind the bars since 2004 after being arrested in a murder case. He was admitted to Chattogram jail hospital until July 17.

On July 12, when he demanded food, accused Subedar Md Emdad Hossain beat him up. On July 17, the five accused officials again tortured Shamim by tying him up with a tree and the same day he was shifted to Cumilla Central Jail.

Being informed about the torture through a phone call from Shamim, his wife on August 22 appealed to Chattogram District Commissioner to take action against the accused.

On November 11, during routine attendance, Shamim apprised the Chattogram court of his alleged ordeal.

Senior jail superintendent Shafiqul could not be contacted.

On April 24, 2007, Shamim was sentenced to death in a murder case. However, five years later, a higher court commuted his sentence to life imprisonment.