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Sylhet police commissioner among 19 police officials transferred

Nineteen high officials of police including the Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) have been transferred, according to in a notification issued by the Home Ministry on Thursday. Golam Kibria, the commissioner of SMP, has been transferred to Special Protection Battalion (SPBn) as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. At the same time, Md Nisharul Islam, who was the DIG ...

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Another SI suspended for helping to escape SI Akbar

Four people, including SI Akbar, were sacked and three others were withdrawn in connection with Raihan’s death at the Bandarbazar police outpost in Sylhet. Although many of those dismissed and withdrawn were in the police line, the main culprit, SI Akbar Hossain, escaped. In the meantime, a reward has been announced for his capture. Eventually, the name of Akbar’s helper ...

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PM monitoring Sylhet Raihan killing case: FM

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is monitoring Sylhet youth Raihan Ahmed killing case and assured the victim’s family that they will get justice. During a visit to the victim’s house at Akhalia of Sylhet City, Momen said Sub-Inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, who was allegedly involved with the killing, will be brought to ...

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3 killed in Habiganj road accident

The deceased identified as Masuk Miah,25, Kazi Nurul Haque, 28 and Abdul Manna, 30 were the residents of Shahpur village of the upazila At least three people died as a  speeding truck hit their motorcycle on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 8pm, said Madhobpur police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Iqbal ...

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Raihan killing: Police constable Titu on 5-day remand

A court in Sylhet has granted a five-day remand for police constable Titu Chandra Das who was arrested in a case filed for allegedly killing youth Raihan at Bandarbazar Police Outpost. Sylhet Metropolitan Additional Chief Magistrate Ziadur Rahman passed the order after inspector of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and also investigation officer of the case Mohidul Islam produced Titu ...

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Raihan failed to save self taking shelter in conservancy worker’s house

After being chased by police, Raihan Ahmed took shelter in the house of a conservancy worker at Kastaghar Sweeper Colony in Sylhet city to save him but in vain. He was arrested from there and taken to Banadarbazar Police Outpost where he was tortured to death by police. After his arrest, a phone call was made to Raihan’s family with ...

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Journalist Aziz Ahmed Selim dies in Sylhet

Senior journalist Aziz Ahmed Selim died at a hospital tonight soon after contracting Covid-19. He was 67-years-old. Aziz Ahmed Selim, the chief editor of Daily Uttorpurbo of Sylhet, breathed his last around 8:30pm while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Sylhet. Selim, also the Sylhet correspondent of Bangladesh Television, was admitted to the CMH after he tested ...

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Raihan’s body had 111 injury marks: Autopsy report

Raihan, who was beaten to death in police custody at the Bandar Bazar police outpost, had 111 injury marks and two of his nails were pulled off, according to the autopsy report. His stomach was empty and there was only acidity liquid. He had severe internal bleeding because of excessive physical torture. He was tortured between two and four hours ...

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SCC mayor Ariful Haque hospitalised

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque was admitted to a hospital in Sylhet city on Saturday. Dr Zahidul Islam, chief medical officer of SCC, said the mayor was taken to Noorjahan Hospital around 9:30 am from his residence after he complained of chest pain. The physicians of the hospital conducted ECG and ECO tests upon his arrival. He is ...

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Excessive beating probably caused Raihan’s death: Doctor

The death of Raihan Ahmed, a resident of Sylhet, was probably caused by excessive torture, according to the chief of Forensic Department of Osmani Medical College Hospital. “His body bore numerous injury marks,” Dr Shamsul Islam said after the second post-mortem examination on Thursday. “The autopsy report will make other things clear.” Raihan, 34, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet ...

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