Update November 25, 2018

Dhaka 7-42 pm, 11-August, 2020

Man dies after setting himself afire in police custody

Mirajul Moin Joy

A man, who reportedly set himself on fire at Sadar police station lockup Saturday night, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased was Mashiur Rahman, an accused in a human trafficking case and son of Abdul Khaleque, a resident of Holydhani village under Jhenaidah sadar upazila.

Samir Chandra Sutradhar, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said Mashiur set himself alight with a match stick around 10:00pm on Saturday.

Later, he was rushed to the burn unit of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital and soon shifted to the DMCH where he died early Sunday.

Police arrested Mashiur on 14 November while he was allegedly trying to snatch away a minor boy from the Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.

On 21 November, Mashiur was put on a five-day-remand for interrogation.

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