A 45-year-old man picked up by the Detective Branch (west) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Sunday morning for interrogation died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the evening.
The deceased, Md Aslam, of Gazipur was a suspect in the abduction of a youth of Shah Ali area of Dhaka, police officials said.
Detective Branch inspector Md Mahbub, who brought Aslam to the hospital, told reporters that he brought Aslam to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital from where he was sent to the
medical college hospital at about 10:30am and the doctors advised some laboratory tests.
He said that he heard that doctors declared Aslam dead at about 5:45pm, when he returned after getting the tests done.
Metropolitan police additional commissioner (detective branch) Devdas Bhattacharya told New Age that a team of detectives picked up Aslam in an abduction case in the morning and he complained pain in the abdomen and he fell sick on the way to Detective Branch office.
He claimed that the suspect had been suffering from hernia and he was then straight taken to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital from where doctors sent him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The police officer claimed that Aslam was not in their custody as he was neither arrested nor taken to Detective Branch office.
‘As many were alleging that he was killed in police custody, his post mortem examination will be conducted as per the law to ascertain the cause of his death,’ he said.
Hospital officials said that Aslam was taken to the hospital at about 10:30am and was admitted to Surgery ward and died at about 5:45pm.
His body was kept at the morgue and his postmortem examination would be conducted today, they said.
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