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Teenager’s body found hanging at Jashore Juvenile Centre

A teenager’s body was found hanging at Jashore Juvenile Correction Centre in Jashore district on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Zahurul Islam, 16, son of Zilan Mandal of Ataikula in Pabna district.

Quoting witnesses, police said the inmates of the centre found Zahurul hanging from the ceiling fan of a room and informed its higher authorities.

Later, he was taken to Jashore General Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

Deputy Director of Jashore Social Welfare Department, Asit Saha, said the authorities had arranged a badminton tournament at the centre on the occasion of Pahela Falgun and Valentine’s Day.

All the children were in the field.

“Zahurul might have killed himself by hanging from the ceiling fan in the absence of other children. The actual reason will be known after the postmortem,” he said.

A case was filed in this connection, said Tajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.

In August, 2020, three children were beaten to death in the centre while a few children committed suicide here in different times, which raised question about the management of the Centre.

Source: United News of Bangladesh