Three policemen sentenced to life on charge of commiting custodial death
A Dhaka court has sentenced three policemen to life term imprisonment in a case filed over custodial death of a youth Istiaq Ahmed Jony in the capital.
They are former Sub Inspector of Pallabi Police Station Jahidur Rahman Jahid, Assistant Sub Inspector Rashedul and Assistant Sub Inspector Kamruzzaman Mintu.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge K M Imrul Kayes passed the order on Wednesday(September 9).
The court also sentenced two others to 7 years in jail in the same case. They are police informants Sumon and Rashed.
According to the case, informant Sumon and Jony got into an altercation over harassing girls at a wedding party at Irani camp in Mirpur in the late hours of August of 2014. As Jony slapped Sumon, he threatened him with dire consequences. Half an hour later, some 25-26 policemen, including SI Zahid, arrived at the party and vandalised the stage.
They picked up Jony, Rocky and several others and took them to police station where they were tortured. Jony died at National Heart Foundation hospital. Police then claimed that Jony had been killed in a clash between residents of Irani camp and Rahmat camp in Pallabi.