74 prisoners die in custody in 2018: ASK

FE Online Report | Published: January 11, 2019 12:55:21 | Updated: January 15, 2019 17:14:54


Old Dhaka Central Jail. File photo

A total of 74 prisoners died while in custody in the country, according to an independent rights body.

Of them, 45 were undertrials and 29 convicts, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) said in a report published recently.

In Dhaka division alone, 31 prisoners - 20 undetrials and 11 convicts - died and the rest 43 in seven other divisions, it noted.

According to government data, the number of prisoners stood at 93,965 as of January 11 this year.

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