‘Custodial death’ in Sylhet: PBI tells immigration to watch out for fugitive SI

Rayhan Ahmed
Rayhan Ahmed. Photo: Collected

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

On behalf of the home ministry, the alert has been circulated so that SI Akber cannot flee the country since the PBI needs him for the investigation, said Banaj Kumar Majumder, deputy inspector general (DIG) of police and chief of PBI, at a press conference today 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 this morning for another autopsy in presence of magistrates and buried again this 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.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sylhet Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate M Kazi Emdadul Islam permitted to exhume the body.