Rangpur custodial death: HC seeks police probe report by Nov 11


The High Court on Wednesday directed police to submit their probe report over the death of Tajul Islam allegedly after police torture at Haragach in Rangpur.

The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Khandaker Diliruzzaman also asked police to submit his post-mortem report to the court.

The court fixed November 15 for the next hearing.

Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta read out the Rangpur Police Commissioner’s report before the court which was sent from Rangpur through an email.

According to Rangpur Police Commissioner’s report, a four-member probe committee has been formed which has been asked to submit its report within seven days.

The autopsy report did not mention about any injury marks on Tajul’s body, it said.

On Tuesday, the HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Khandaker Diliruzzaman asked Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta to inform the court about the steps taken in this regard after consultation with the Rangpur police commissioner.

Tajul Islam, 55, a resident of Dalalhat village in Haragach union, was reportedly beaten to death by police at Haragach Natun Bazar around 6 pm on Monday.

Tajul was detained with some drugs during a police drive at Haragach Natun Bazar on Monday evening and he fell unconscious as police beat him up mercilessly. At one stage, police pushed him against a wall and he died on the spot.

Enraged by the incident, locals cordoned off Haragach police station, threw brick chips at police and vandalized some vehicles.

Police later fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas shells to disperse the protesters.

Source: United News of Bangladesh