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Severe wounds caused Rayhan’s death, says viscera report

  • Published at 03:52 pm November 29th, 2020
Rayhan Ahmed
File photo of Rayhan Ahmed Collected

Dr Shamsul Islam, Chief of Forensic Department of Osmani Medical College Hospital, said no trace of poisoning was found

Rayhan Ahmed, who was reportedly beaten to death at Bandar Bazar police outpost on October 11, died due to severe injuries, said the viscera report on Sunday.

Dr Shamsul Islam, Chief of Forensic Department of Osmani Medical College Hospital said no trace of poisoning was found.

“We received the viscera report of the first autopsy on November 26 which shows that Rayhan died due to severe injuries caused by hitting. The report has been submitted to the investigation officer of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI),” he said.

An autopsy on his body was conducted on Oct 11 which found more than a hundred injury marks on Rayhan’s body.

But the post-mortem was not conducted in presence of the Executive Magistrate so the body was exhumed for a second autopsy on October 15.

On October 11, Rayhan, 34, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet city, was beaten to death in police custody, his family said.

His wife Tahmina Akter Tanni filed a case at Kotwali police station the following day accusing a number of unidentified people.

Four policemen, including the then in-charge of Bandar Bazar police outpost Sub-Inspector Akbar, were suspended on October 12. Three policemen were also withdrawn the same day.

The case has been transferred to the Police Bureau of Investigation.

Besides, the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) formed a committee to look into the death of Rayhan. After a primary investigation, it found some policemen guilty of foul play.

After the autopsy, doctors said there were 111 injury marks on Rayhan’s body and two of his nails were pulled out.

On October 22, former SMP Commissioner Golam Kibria was transferred over widespread criticism of the role of police in Rayhan’s death.

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