Rathish murder case: Accused dies in custody

Published: April 14, 2018 16:54:36 | Updated: April 15, 2018 11:25:36

An accused in a case filed over Rangpur's public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhowmik murder has died in police custody.

The deceased, Milon Kumar Mahant; 30, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital around 9.00pm on Friday.

He was an assistant of Rathish Chandra, reports UNB.

Amzad Hossain, jailer of Rangpur Jail, said Milon was admitted to the hospital on April 5 as he fell sick when police produce him before a court after showing him arrested in the case. The court later sent him to jail.

Milon was reportedly picked up by police on March 30.

On April 5, Rathish's assistant Madan Milon Mohant was shown arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing.

Special public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhowmik was found dead at Tajhat Mollahpara of the city on April 4, five days after he went missing.

Following her confessional statement of the lawyer's wife Snigdha Sarkar Dipa, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered the body from an under-construction building of her colleague Quamrul Islam's brother.

Earlier on April 3, the elite force picked up Snigdha, an assistant teacher of Tajhat High School, for interrogation over the missing of her husband.

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