police brutality

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Humayun Azad murder case: Former BCL leader Abbas recounts torture after police tried to implicate him

Although the brutal attack on writer Humayun Azad was an act of extremist militancy, soon after the incident police tried to frame the political opponents of the then BNP-Jamaat coalition government in the case.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

A life story altered in cop brutality

The story of Al Amin Hossain Rubel could have been a happy one, and the stage was all set for that too. Friday was supposed to be his

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

3 Dhaka cops indicted over custodial death of youth

A Dhaka Court has framed charges against five persons, including three former cops of Pallabi Police Station, over death of Jonny in police custody in February 2014. The court has set May 16 to start trial proceedings.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Tea seller dies of burns

Tea-seller Babul Matabbar, who had suffered severe burns in an incident involving police, succumbed to his injuries yesterday after fighting death for around 16 hours.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

How they get freed on bail?

Members of the cabinet committee on law and order yesterday came down heavily on police for torturing a Bangladesh Bank official and a staff of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), saying those incidents had tarnished the image of the department.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Tortured Rabby can now file case

The Supreme Court yesterday asked the authorities concerned to accept the case if Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby files one over the alleged police torture on him.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Homeopath's guide to police brutality in Bangladesh

From the look of things, it appears that the policemen in Bangladesh are drawing inspiration from the homeopath's guide to potency and dosage.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Rabbi now 'threatened'

The Bangladesh Bank official, who was tortured by police on January 9, has allegedly received "indirect threats" to refrain from seeking

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

DSCC staff tortured by policemen

In another incident of police brutality, a sub-inspector (SI) along with his subordinates yesterday beat up a staff of Dhaka South City

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Assaulted female activist not intimidated (video)

In a one-to-one conversation with The Daily Star, Bangladesh Chhatra Union activist Ismat Jahan Joe tells of her account of the day when students were thrashed away by cops while trying to lay a siege to Dhaka police headquarters protesting the April 14 sexual assault on women.