PBI probing Raihan’s death case
Published: 06:08 PM, 14 October 2020
The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has launched an investigation into the death of Raihan Ahmed who died allegedly after police torture at Bandarbazar police outpost in Sylhet.
A PBI investigation team went to the Bandar Bazar police outpost around 12pm on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday morning, the case filed by the deceased Raihan’s wife Tahmina Akhter Tanni was handed over to the PBI from Kotwali police station. Later, the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) officially handed over all the documents of the case.
Confirming the information, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) of SMP Jyortimay Sarkar said, “The deceased Raihan’s murder case has been transferred to PBI on the instructions of the police headquarters in the interest of proper investigation following the demand of the family. The case file was formally handed over to the PBI on Tuesday night. Now the PBI will investigate the case.”
Raihan Ahmed, son of Rafiqul Islam of Neharipara, died while undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Sunday morning.
Police claim he was beaten to death during the robbery. However, his family blamed police for Raihan's death.
Meanwhile, four people, including SI Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, in-charge of Bandarbazar police outpost, were suspended in connection with Raihan's death on Monday afternoon. In addition, three cops have been withdrawn.