Rampura police station officer-in charge (OC) Proloy Kumar Saha confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune. The inmate was identified as Swapon (27).
According to the OC, Swapon was brought into police custody from the court for remand over a robbery case against him.
“Entering into a bathroom, he tried to kill himself with the handcuff by hitting on his throat while police recovered him and sent him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital,” the OC said.
The prisoner is now undertaking treatment at the hospital, he added.