Teenager found dead in Dhaka rehab

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:57, Mar 02,2021


A teenage boy was found dead at a rehabilitation centre in Malibagh area in Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased is Yasin Mia, 17.

The victim’s father Masum Mia said that Yasin demanded a new motorcycle although he had one. The boy threatened for committing suicide if his demand was not met, he said.

‘I went to visit my son on February 4 but was not allowed,’ Masum said.

Later, they called the victim’s father on Tuesday and said that Yasin killed himself by hanging in toilet.

‘But I believe my son was tortured to death and later hanged,’ the victim’s father claimed.

Riaz Uddin, a director of the centre, claimed that the boy committed suicide by hanging.

Hatirjheel police station sub-inspector Mohammad Shahjahan said that Yasin used to take sleeping pills as he was going through mental torments.

The police sent the body to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.

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