A Sylhet court on Tuesday placed suspended sub-inspector (SI) of police Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan on a seven-day remand over death of Raihan Ahmed at Bandarbazar police outpost.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Abul Kashem granted the remand after hearing a seven-day remand plea.
Md Khaleduzzaman, additional superintendent of Police of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
A month after Raihan Ahmed's death, police on 9 November, arrested Akbar Hossain from the Dora border of Laxmiprasad union in Kanaighat upazila.
On the night of October 11, Raihan's wife Tahmina Akhter filed a case under the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act.
In this connection, on October 12, four people, including SI Akbar, also the in-charge of the outpost, were suspended and three others were withdrawn from the outpost. Since then, main accused SI Akbar had been fugitive. Another SI of the outpost, Hasan, was also suspended on October 21 on charges of abetting SI Akbar and concealing information.
On October 15, the PBI completed the exhumation of Raihan's body from the Akhalia Nawabi Mosque cemetery in Sylhet. According to the autopsy report, Raihan was killed by a blunt weapon.