Teenager found hanging in police custody

Teenager found hanging in police custody

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A teenage boy was found hanging at Boalia Model Police Station in the city early Saturday.   Although police claimed that Ruhul Amin, 18, son of Najer Ali of Namobhadra area of the city, committed suicide, his family members alleged that police tortured him to death.   Saidur Rahman Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Boalia Model Police Station, said police arrested Ruhul along with 250 gram of hemp from Bhadra Kitchen Market area of the city on Friday afternoon.   He was found hanging from the ventilator of the toilet around 12:10am on Saturday.   The body was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy. However, family members of the victim alleged that police tortured Ruhul to death and later hanged the body to make it appear that he committed suicide.   Meanwhile, a three-member probe panel has been formed to look into the incident.   Barrister Mahbubur Rahman, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said the committee, formed with RMP deputy commissioner Pralay Chisam as its chief, will investigation as to what happened to the accused on Friday night.   He also said the committee has been asked to submit its report within seven days. – UNB

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