A kidnapping suspect has died while in the detective police’s custody in Dhaka.
On Sunday evening, Aslam, 45, was pronounced dead by doctors at the Dhaka Medical College hospital (DMCH). He had been brought there from Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital, officials said.
Detective Branch says the man had a hernia while being brought to the DB office and was immediately hospitalized.
Devdas Bhattacharya, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police DB told the Dhaka Tribune that Aslam was detained for questioning on allegation of demanding ransom from the family of a missing man.
“Aslam’s wife has admitted to the crime and that her husband Aslam had a hernia problem,” he added.
Detective police sources said that Aslam was picked up in connection to a case of kidnapping. The victim, Niyamul, Aslam's brother-in-law, has been missing for eight to 10 days. The DB had been investigating a general dairy filed by the family.
The family informed the DB that Aslam and his wife had demanded Tk1 lakh in ransom for Niyamul over phone, the source said. Later, a DB team conducted a raid in Mirpur's Shah Ali area with the victims' family on Saturday night. There they detained Aslam and his wife, the source added.
The source said Aslam had a hernia problem and fell sick while the car at the DB office gate. He was then sent for treatment to the Rajarbagh Police Line Hospital.
Devdas Bhattacharya said an inquest report on the dead body will be made and it will be sent to postmortem later.
“We will investigate the matter,” he said.
No one from Aslam’s family was present at the DMCH and no contacts were found for any of them at the time of filing this report.