JCD vice president dies in police custody

JCD vice president dies in police custody

Dhaka, Mar 12 (Just News): The vice-president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, a student wing of BNP, died in police custody today.

Zakir Hossain Milon, JCD vice-president of Dhaka city unit (North), was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital when he complained of illness at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj in the morning, Sub- inspector Bacchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said this.

DMCH doctors declared him “brought dead” around 8:00am, the SI said.

Zakir was held on March 6 when he was returning from a programme at Jatiya Press Club. He was later sent to jail after a three-day remand, police sources said.

Meanwhile, Chhatra Dal Vice President, Nazmul Hassan alleged that Zakir died of torture during his remand.

Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of Ramna zone, said Zakir was under the custody of Detective Branch of police.

When contacted him over phone in the afternoon, Deputy Commissioner of DB south Jamil Hasan said he was busy in a programme and he could not talk.