Cop held for killing youth on theft charge

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 01:07, Oct 23,2019


A police sub-inspector was arrested in Sitakunda of Chattogram on Tuesday on charge of beating a young man to death for allegedly stealing a mobile phone of his sister.

Police detained sub-inspector Parvez Raihan and his brother-in-law after finding the body of Ejahar Mia, 27, a shipyard worker, at Balur Rasta in Bhatiari on Tuesday.

Ejahar died at a local hospital in the morning allegedly after being beaten by Parvez on Monday night.

Chattogram superintendent of police Nur-e-Alam Mina said Parvez’s sister lost her mobile phone a week ago. They suspected Ejahar had stolen the phone, but he did not return it following an arbitration organised by the chairman of the local union council.  

As photos and other stuffs continued to be sent from the mobile phone, Parvez told Ejahar’s family on Monday that her should meet Parvez once he returns from work.

Ejahar was beaten up when his parents-in-law took him to Parvez’s home on Monday night, according to the case.

The worker fell ill afterwards and was taken to the hospital the next morning. He died later.

Nur-e-Alam said they would take action against the accused.

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