At least 15 people were killed in “extrajudicial killings” and “custody of law enforcement agencies” across the country till September of this year, Ain O Salish Kendra said in a report.
Police must be held responsible for deaths in their custody
A man died in police custody early today (September 27, 2022) hours after he was detained for interrogation in connection with a murder in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail.
It is unfortunate that custodial torture continues to be pervasive in Bangladesh, which has enacted the Torture and Custodial Death (Prohibition) Act, 2013.
The family of Sumon Sheikh, who died in police custody on Saturday, will not receive his body for burial until it files a murder case with a court today.
A man died in custody in Hatirjheel Police Station earlier today, hours after he was detained from Dhaka’s Rampura area for the alleged theft of Tk 53 lakh from a company.
Over the years, there has been rising concern about the 'systemic nature' of custodial torture and deaths in Bangladesh.
Three policemen today gave depositions before a court in a case filed over death of Rayhan Ahmed, who died after allegedly being tortured inside Bandarbazar Police Outpost in Sylhet city on October 11.