Raihan probably tortured to death: medical examiner

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:36, Oct 16,2020


Raihan Ahmed probably died after facing brutal torture, said a medical team formed on Thursday to conduct a second-time autopsy on Raihan, who was reportedly beaten to death by a group of police offices in Sylhet on Sunday.

The medical board chief Shamsul Islam, also the forensic department chief and assistant professor of Sylhet Osmani Medical College, said they had seen many wounds on different parts of his body during the autopsy they conducted following the exhumation of the body by the  Police Bureau of Investigation on Thursday morning.

‘The victim was tortured brutally. For that reason, he might have died,’ he concluded while talking to reporters in the evening.

Details will be available in the autopsy report, said the team.

The three-team was formed comprising the medical college lecturers Debesh Poddar and Abdullah Al Mamun.

A PBI team led by additional superintendent Mohammad Khaleduzzaman exhumed the body from Nababi Mosque Panchayet graveyard at Akhalia area in the city at about 9:00am in presence of executive magistrate Sajib Ahmed and Mejbah Uddin.

Local ward councillor Makhlisur Rahman Kamran told New Age that the PBI team completed exhumation at about 11:00am and then sent it to SOMC Hospital morgue for a fresh postmortem examination.

PBI additional superintendent Khaleduzzaman told New Age that a spot examination report was prepared in presence of two executive magistrates and that was sent to the SOMCH morgue.

The PBI officer informed that the dead body of Rayhan was buried again in his grave in the afternoon.  Earlier, the police on Sunday claimed that Rayhan died of mass beating at Kastaghar in the city.

Rayhan’s widow Tahmina Akter Tanni filed a case with the Kotwali Police Station over the death.

Police later suspended for of its officers for their reported connection with the killing.

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