Jessore police investigating the death of a woman in police custody

A three-member committee has been formed by the police to investigate the death of a woman named Afroza Begum (40) while in police custody in Jessore’s Abhaynagar.

The committee was formed under the leadership of Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration) Noor Alam Siddiqui on the orders of the Superintendent of Police on Monday (June 3). The other two members of the committee are Additional Superintendent of Police (Abhaynagar Circle) Zahidul Islam and Court Inspector Roksana Khatun.

Additional Superintendent of Police Zahidul Islam, member secretary of the investigation committee, said, ‘Since the woman died while in police custody, an investigation committee has been formed on the orders of the Superintendent of Police. The committee will investigate whether there was any negligence on the part of the police in the death of the woman. Action will be taken as per law if there is evidence of negligence on the part of any member of the police.’

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Police arrested Afroza Begum, wife of Jalil Molya, in Nawapara North Bengal Road area of ​​Abhaynagar Upazila late on Saturday (June 1). According to the police, he was arrested with drugs. When he fell seriously ill the next morning, he was first taken to the Upazila Health Complex. Later, Afroza Begum died on the way to Jessore 250 Bed General Hospital from there. Relatives claim that Afroza Begum died due to police torture.

Jessore 250-bed general hospital autopsy board officer resident medical officer (RMO) Dr. Abdus Samad said, the autopsy of the body has been completed. Evidence is collected for various experiments. These evidences have been sent to the lab for forensic report. Once the full report is received, it will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Police through the Civil Surgeon.

Meanwhile, Afroza Begum’s body was handed over to her relatives on Sunday night after the post-mortem. The body was buried in Abhaynagar in the presence of local public representatives.

After going to Nawapara village on Monday morning, Afroza Begum’s house was locked since morning. However, the neighbors refused to talk about the allegations against Afroza and the police.

Milan Rahman/SR/JIM