19 policemen withdrawn from Ashulia | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 12, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 12, 2011

Schoolteacher's Death

19 policemen withdrawn from Ashulia

Nineteen policemen were withdrawn from Kabirpur outpost in Ashulia yesterday, a day after a schoolteacher died allegedly because of torture in their custody.
All of them were later attached to Razarbagh police lines, said police sources.
Akhter Hossain, 50, a teacher of Darbaria Government Primary School in Kaliakair of Gazipur, died at 8:30pm on Monday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
DMCH sources said doctors on duty declared him dead shortly after Dhaka Court Police took him there.
Akhter's son Shawkat Hossain told The Daily Star that police arrested his father at Kabirpur Bazar in a “false” rape case and tortured him at Karbirpur police outpost Monday morning.
He alleged that a hostile neighbour framed his father, using a female garment worker.
Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station, said a garment worker filed the rape case against Akther on Saturday.
Sirajul claimed some locals handed over Akhter to the police after beating him up. Akhter fell sick after he was produced before a Dhaka court on Monday.
A three-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the incident and asked to submit its report within five working days.
Contacted last night, ASP (Dhaka)Sheikh Rafiqul Islam, however, said the 19 were replaced as a matter of routine.

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