DEATH IN DB CUSTODY

Injury marks found in victim’s legs

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:11, May 08,2018 | Updated: 00:23, May 08,2018

 
 

Forensic officials at Dhaka Medical College on Monday said that they had found marks of injury in two legs of the body of the victim who died on Sunday while in the custody of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch.
The victim, Md Ashraf Ali alias Aslam, 42, son of Abdus Samad of Char Pakerdahar under Madarganj upazila in Jamalpur, used to live in Gazipur.
‘We found marks of injury on his two legs. His intestines were found entwined,’ said Dhaka Medical College forensic department head Sohel Mahmud, who led a three-member team of forensics to conduct the post-mortem examination.
On completion of the post-mortem examination, he told reports about 7:15pm on Monday that they had collected samples of viscera, including heart, lung and blood, for further examinations.
The forensic expert said that the cause of Aslam’s death would be ascertained after getting the reports of the samples.
A suspect in the abduction of a youth in Shah Ali area of Dhaka, Aslam was picked up by the Detective Branch (west) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Sunday morning from Gazipur for interrogation and he was later taken to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital from where he was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital about 10:30am, the metropolitan police said.
Aslam died at hospital about 5:45pm on Sunday.
Metropolitan police additional commissioner (detective branch) Devdas Bhattacharya, however, claimed that Aslam had fallen sick on the way to Detective Branch office after being picked up and was then taken straight to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital.
The police officer also said that Aslam was ‘not in their custody’ as he was neither arrested nor taken to Detective Branch office. 

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