• Monday, Jan 18, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:10 am

Custodial death of Rayhan: Suspended SI Akbar’s phone, belongings recovered from Sylhet

  • Published at 11:15 pm November 19th, 2020
SI Akbar
File photo: Police officials escort sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan on Monday, November 9, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Rayhan’s mother Salma Begum has been asking police to collect and investigate Akbar’s phone records to derive important details about the murder of her son

Police have recovered two mobile phones, sim cards and clothes belonging to the prime accused in the Rayhan murder case, suspended police officer Akbar, from Dona border area in Sylhet’s Kanaighat.

Confirming the recovery of the items, Kanaighat police station OC Shamshuddoha said: “We recovered Akbar’s phone and belongings from the spot on Thursday evening at around 7pm.”

On October 11, 34-year-old Rayhan, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet city, was beaten to death in police custody at Bandar Bazar police station.

Rayhan’s mother Salma Begum, has been asking police to collect and investigate Akbar’s phone records to derive important details about the murder of her son.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan was apprehended on November 9 at the Dona border in the northeastern district’s Kanaighat upazila, say police.

Thirty-four-year-old Rayhan, who lived in the city’s Akharia neighbourhood, was beaten to death on October 11 at the Bandar Bazar police outpost, according to a case filed by the family. SI Akbar was in charge of the outpost at the time.

“He was arrested at around 9am by a police team in plainclothes,” Sylhet’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Fariduudin told the media at his office later in the day.

At around 7:30pm on the day, Sylhet Range Police handed over Akbar to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), who are now investigating the case.

On October 11, Rayhan died in police custody following torture, as alleged by his family. Police denied the allegation and said Rayhan had been caught by locals while he was engaged in a mugging and was lynched.

Police said they found the man wounded in a mob beating and took him to a hospital, where he died.

However, the victim's mother said Rayhan had called her from an unknown number at 4:23am and told her that police had taken him to Bandarbazar police outpost and were demanding Tk10,000 for his release.

Earlier at midnight on October 12, Rayhan’s wife Tahmina Akhter Tanni filed the case with Kotwali Police Station. But none was made accused in the case. The case had been transferred to the PBI in light of demands from the family, police said.

Facebook 55
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