Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal vice-president of Dhaka city unit (North) died in police custody today.
Zakir Hossain Milon was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital when he complained of illness at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj in the morning, Sub- inspector Bacchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police camp, told The Daily Star.
DMCH doctors declared him “brought dead” around 8:00am, the SI said.
The leader of the student wing of BNP was held on March 6 when he was returning from a programme at Jatiya Press Club. He was later sent to jail after a three-day remand, police sources said.
Meanwhile, Chhatra Dal Vice President, Nazmul Hassan alleged that Zakir died of torture during his remand.
Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of Ramna zone, said Zakir was under the custody of Detective Branch of police.
When The Daily Star contacted him over phone in the afternoon, Deputy Commissioner of DB south Jamil Hasan said he was busy in a programme and he could not talk.