Shibir activist Shaharul Islam (23) is reported to have died in custody at Gaibandha District Jail. The deceased breathed his last while receiving treatment at Gaibandha Adhunik Sadar Hospital at 6 am Friday morning. His father’s name is Abdur Razzaq. The deceased hails from Govindganj Upazila of Gaibandha.
It was known from sources that Shaharul is an SSC examinee and was arrested earlier by police, who sent him to jail after severe torture. It was known that his health deteriorated rapidly while in jail custody. Despite his poor health, police again took him to remand, exacerbating his already fragile health with further torture. After becoming severely ill on early Friday morning, he was quickly sent to Adhunik Sadar Hospital, where he passed away, succumbing to his injuries.
Gaibandha District Jailor Masudur Rahman, while speaking to media, informed that the body of the deceased Shahrul would be handed over to his family after the completion of relevant autopsy procedures.