Raihan murder: Constable Harun on 5-day remand
Published: 06:32 PM, 24 October 2020
Constable Harunur Rashid was being taken to court
A court has granted a five-day remand to Constable Harunur Rashid, who was suspended in connection with the Raihan murder case in Sylhet's Bandarbazar outpost.
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Judicial Magistrate (Third Court) Sharmin Khanam Neela granted him the remand on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Assistant Commissioner (Prosecution) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Amulya Bhushan Chowdhury said PIB Inspector Mahidul Islam, who is investigating the case, wanted Harunur Rashid to be remanded in court for seven days. Following the hearing, the judge granted him a five-day remand.
In this case, two dismissed constables of Bandarbazar police outpost were arrested and remanded for five days. On October 21, police member Titu Chandra Das was remanded for five days.
Earlier, on the night of October 23, the PBI arrested Harun, a policeman who was first dismissed from the police line. Harun was working in Bandarbazar outpost.
Raihan's relatives alleged that Raihan was picked up at midnight on October 10 and detained at the Bandarbazar police outpost. He died that morning at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. During the torture, a policeman named Touhid Mia called Raihan's family from his mobile phone and demanded money. Family members went to the hospital from the outpost in the morning and identified Raihan's body.
Raihan is the son of Habildar Rafiqul Islam of BDR, Neharipara, Akhalia, Sylhet. He used to work in a doctor's chamber at Rikabibazar Stadium Market in the city.
Raihan's wife Tahmina Akhter Tani filed a case against the unidentified persons at SMP's Kotwali Model Police Station on the night of October 12.
The case was transferred to PBI on the instructions of the police headquarters.
Earlier, four policemen, including Bandarbazar outpost in-charge SI Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, were suspended and three others were attached to the police line for irresponsibility in Raihan's death. Meanwhile, SI Akbar escaped from the police line on the morning of October 13.