• Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 10:00 pm

Uttarkhan man dies due to alleged police brutality

  • Published at 11:17 pm March 21st, 2020
Moniruzzaman Hawladar Monir
File photo of Moniruzzaman Hawladar Monir

Uttarkhan police station OC says one person died from a stroke as a house was being raided following a police complaint

A man was allegedly killed by police brutality on Saturday morning in Uttarkhan of Dhaka.

The deceased was identified as Moniruzzaman Hawladar Monir, 50, of Chamorkhan area under Uttarkhan police station.

His brother alleges he was beaten to death by police.

Uttarkhan police station OC Helal Uddin said: “Police raided the house upon receiving a complaint regarding five people being held hostage and Tk1 lakh being demanded as ransom. Moniruzzaman might have had a stroke during the raid.”

The dead body has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for post mortem.

Moniruzzaman’s elder brother Md Jakir Hawladar said: “Police entered our house and dragged my brother to the third floor of the building while beating him mercilessly. 

“He (Moniruzzaman) lost consciousness at one point and was taken to Crescent Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead,” he added.

Jakir also said: “My brother was not a convict; he died as a result of police brutality.”

About how the incident took place he said: “Moniruzzaman arranged the marriage of his neighbour’s daughter with his uncle-in-law’s son Jahirul Islam, who was also a tenant in his building. The wedding was to be held on the building’s rooftop on Friday.

“On the day of the wedding, a boy named Sohel arrived and told the girl’s parents that he had been in a romantic relationship with the girl for the last five years and pleaded with them not to marry her off to someone else. 

“After consulting with everyone it was decided that the girl would get married to Sohel on Saturday. It was also decided that Sohel’s family would repay the amount (Tk1 lakh) spent by the would-be groom’s family for arranging the wedding.”

Jakir said: “Sohel along with his sister, who arrived later with her husband, agreed to pay the amount and stayed back at our house as the wedding was only the next day.”

However, OC Helal Uddin said, Sohel’s uncle Abu Taher, fearing Sohel and his family had been threatened by locals and had been kept against their will, filed a case accusing three people along with 4-5 unidentified others, but there was no complaint against Moniruzzaman.

Police detained three of the accused, including the groom's brother Raihan, his cousin Rashedul and their friend Rajib.

Sohel’s family could not be contacted as of now.

blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail