Allegation of torturing Touhidul Islam Touhid after detaining him at Lohagara Police Station for two days

Touhidul Islam (24) is the eldest son of Mohammad Jafor and Hosneara Begum and a resident of Motor Station area near Bottoli Bazar of Lohagara upazila of Chittagong district. He is an Art Sign Writer by profession. He is the owner of a shop named ‘Jhilik Art and Mecca Computer’ in Lohagara Bazar. Mohammad Shahidullah, Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) of Lohagara Police Station arrested Touhidul Islam from his shop on April 23, 2013 at around 5.00pm and tortured him after detaining him for two days. He became ill after he was tortured, and as a result, he was taken to Lohagara Health Complex early in the morning of April 25, 2013. When local journalists went to the hospital in order to talk to Tauhid, the police took Tauhid’s hospital discharge papers and took him away, despite the doctors’ objections. He was shown as a suspected accused in two cases and was sent to jail from the court. When he was sent to remand because of another case, Tauhid’s family alleged that the OC of Lohagar Police Station intimidated them and took a large sum of money from them. Touhid has been released on bail, but his case is still under trial.

Touhidul_TLEA_Police_CTG_23.04.13 (full text in English, PDF)
Touhidul_TLEA_Police_CTG_23.04.13 (full text in Bangla, PDF)


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