Dewan Shohidur Rahman Shopon (36) is the son of Dewan Mozibur Rahman and Shefali Begum of Gosatra village in Gazipur. At around 2.30 pm on 19 August 2011, police officers of Kaliakoir Police Station in Gazipur arrested him on suspicion over the theft of a motorcycle. According to the complaint he lodged, in order to get a statement from him, the
police tied his hands, hung him to the ceiling fan by his arms, and tortured him.
On that allegation, an official investigation team was created, which found proof of the allegation and suspended the Officer in Charge of the Kaliakoir police station.
Odhikar commends the police for taking the officer who tortured Shopon to task but hopes that justice for this physical abuse is carried out, and not forgotten.
fact-finding-torture-Dewan Shohidur Rahman Shopon-2011 (full text in English, PDF)
fact-finding-torture-Dewan Shohidur Rahman Shopon-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)