The incident has taken place two days after a man was allegedly tortured to death in police custody in Sylhet
An auto-rickshaw driver died in police custody in Nawabganj of Dhaka district on Tuesday afternoon, hours after he was arrested in a murder case.
The deceased identified as Mamun Hossain, 31, was a resident of Sreenagar in Munshiganj.
The incident took place two days after a youth was allegedly tortured to death in police custody in Sylhet.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Md Sirajul Islam Sheikh, officer-in-charge (OC) of Nawabganj police station, claimed that the victim was arrested over murder charges and at one point hanged himself in the bathroom of the police station on Tuesday around 1:30pm.
"A body of a young girl was recovered in a bush of Nawabganj on Sunday. Mamun was accused in the murder case and locals had beaten him up before handing him over to the Sreenagar police station in Munshiganj.
"Then he was handed over to Nawabganj police station on early Tuesday," the OC added.
"The body was sent to the old Dhaka's Mitford Hospital morgue for autopsy and an inquest report was prepared by an executive magistrate." said the police official.