A Bangladeshi who was picked up by UK immigration police, died in its detention centre at Linconshire, some 140 miles away from London, on Saturday.
Rubel Ahmed, 22, son of Abdul Jalil, who hailed from Sangirai village in Bishwanath upazila, had been living in UK since 2009.
Rubel was held by the law enforcement agency on July 22 from a restaurant in the Kent city of UK. Since then Rubel had been in Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre in Linconshire, Enamul Haque, a cousin of the deceased, told The Daily Star in Sylhet.
On Saturday, UK police informed about the death without saying any reason, said Enamul, quoting some locals in London.
“Later we lodged a complaint to the UK police requesting them to inform about the reason behind the death,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh High Commission in London in a press release said the home office told them that, Rubel,who was found hanging from a door of the Immigration Detention Centre, was rescued on September 5 and later taken to the emergency department of a hospital where he was declared dead after about one hour. The home office is investigating the incident, the release added.