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12:00 AM, October 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:07 AM, October 16, 2020

‘Custodial death’ in Sylhet

PBI tells immigration to be on lookout for fugitive sub-inspector

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has warned all immigration points of the country to keep a lookout for Sub-inspector Akber Hossain, who is on the run since the death of Rayhan Ahmed at a Sylhet hospital after allegedly being tortured in police custody.

On behalf of the home ministry, the alert has been circulated so that SI Akber cannot flee the country since PBI needs him for the investigation, said Banaj Kumar Majumder, deputy inspector general of police and chief of PBI, at a press conference yesterday at PBI headquarters.

"After PBI started investigation into the case filed in connection with the death, we believe that the sub-inspector, also the in-charge of Bandarbazar Police Outpost, is important for the sake of the investigation. We are also preparing a team to detain him," he said.

Meanwhile, Rayhan's body was exhumed yesterday morning for another autopsy in presence of magistrates and buried again in the afternoon.

The autopsy was completed by a three-member committee headed by Dr Shamsul Islam, assistant professor of forensic department of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, in presence of executive magistrates.

On Wednesday, Sylhet Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate M Kazi Emdadul Islam permitted to exhume the body.Rayhan Ahmed, a resident of Neharipara of Sylhet city, was taken into the outpost on early Sunday and was allegedly beaten. He died around an hour after he was admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital by police.

His wife Tahmina Akther Tanni filed a case with Kotwali Police Station on early Moday accusing several unknown persons, stating that he was tortured inside the outpost.

Police suspended four cops of the outpost including the fugitive sub-inspector and withdrew another three.

Except SI Akber, who is on the run since Monday afternoon, all others are at the police lines following an order of Sylhet Metropolitan Police.

On Tuesday, Police Headquarters ordered to shift the case's probe to PBI and upon receiving documents of the case, PBI started investigation from Wednesday.

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