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Murder suspect dies in police custody

Staff Correspondent

30 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A murder suspect died in the custody of Bagerhat Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Raza Fakir, 20, son of Babu Fakir, a resident of Khanjahan Ali Dighir Par area of sadar upazila.

However, the family members claimed that Raza was tortured to death. Bagerhat civil surgeon KM Humayun Kabir said PBI members brought Raza to the sadar hospital around 1:20pm, as he felt sick.

Later, doctors pronounced him dead.

According to PBI, Raza was arrested from his relative’s house in Patuakhali on Sunday night and later he was brought to Bagerhat.

Raza was accused in a case filed over the killing of a teenage boy in the upazila on October 18 last year, said Jahidul Islam, superintendent of Bagerhat PBI. Police said Raza fell sick during interrogation and later he was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead.