‘Addict’ dies in Panchagarh police custody

Published: June 03, 2018 11:15:13 | Updated: June 04, 2018 11:15:39


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Police said a suspected drug addict died from heart attack under police custody after being arrested from Baniapara area of Panchagarh district town early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Kajol Sheikh Maju, 43, son of Hazrat Ali of New Market area of the town.

Maju was caught red handed with hemp by a team of Detective Branch of police led by Sub-inspector Rabiul Islam from the area around 10:30 pm Saturday, said Sudarshan Kumar Roy, assistant superintendent of police.

Later, Maju felt chest pain while being transferred to produce before a mobile court.

However, he was rushed to Panchagarh Adhunik Sadar Hospital where he died around 12:30 am, police said.

Dr Zillur Rahman, a physician of emergency department of the hospital, said they are primarily suspecting that Maju died from heart attack, reports UNB.

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