Mushtaq died a natural death

Says Kamal

Staff Correspondent

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said writer Mushtaq Ahmed had died a natural death in Kashimpur jail. 

All the three probe bodies, including the one formed by Home Ministry, termed it as a natural death after completing investigations, he said.

The minister made the statement while talking to reporters at his Secretariat office in the capital. 

The causes of the writer’s death will be known surely after getting autopsy report, he said.

Other two committees were formed by Gazipur district deputy commissioner’s office and Kashimpur jail authority.

“All the probe bodies reported that the writer fell sick in bathroom. Soon, he was taken to a hospital. No injury mark was found on his body,” the minister added.  

Earlier on February 27, the Ministry of Home Affairs formed a five-member committee to look into whether the prison authorities had any negligence in the treatment of Mushtaq.

Writer Mushtaq, who had been arrested in May last year in a case filed under Digital Security Act, passed away at Kashimpur High Security Prison in Gazipur on February 25.