Man killed in Joypurhat police raid
A man was allegedly beaten to death by police during a raid in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat early today.
The deceased was identified as Saidur Rahman, 38, son of Kazem Ali from Kalai upazila, reports our Dinajpur correspondent quoting Sazzad Hossain, additional superintendent of police of Joypurhat.
According to the family members, a team of police from Kalai Police Station raided the home of Saidur Rahman at Harunza village around 5.30am to arrest his brother.
Saidur Rahman had an altercation with the police over the arrest. The law enforcers, in retaliation, allegedly beat him up with batons inside the house. Saidur fell on the ground unconscious.
The police team took him to Kalai upazila Health Complex where he was declared dead. Hearing the incident, the villagers rushed to the upazila health complex and besieged it.
Four policemen were withdrawn from the Kalai Police Station as they were primarily involved in the hitting on the man, said additional Superintendent Sazzad Hossain.