On March 4, 2010 at around 12.05 pm, Senior Assistant Police Commissioner of the Detective Branch, Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman arrested Md. Zakir Hossain (42) from his rented house at Shahidnagar residential area in Fatulla under Narayanganj district. Zakir Hossain was taken on 2 days remand by DB police. He was sent to Court on March 8, 2010 after his remand period.
When he was produced before the court, police of the Ramna Model Police Station appealed for remand by claiming he was arrested as accused as part of a car stealing case. The court granted 1-day remand. The family of the victim alleged that Zakir had been tortured to death on March 09, 2010 at around 6.00 a.m. while under police custody. The police stated that Zakir had died in the hospital at around 2.15 pm on March 09,2010.
Odhikar expresses deep concern regarding this alleged custodial death and urges the Government to bring those responsible before justice.
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