Eastern Times correspondent, Dhaka, 22 January: A 17-year-old Indian inmate was found dead at his detention cell at Juvenile Development Centre in Gazipur’s Tongi on Thursday, officials said on Friday.
The police and juvenile centre authorities suspect victim Riz Uddin, son of Abdur Gafur Molla from the eastern Indian state of West Bengal’s South 24 Pargana district, committed suicide.
Quoting the juvenile centre authorities, officer-in-charge of Tongi East police station Aminul Islam told UNB on Friday that Riz hanged himself from a toilet pipe in his cell on Thursday evening.
He was taken to hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival, the OC said adding that the body has been sent for an autopsy.
Riz was detained by the security forces in Kishoreganj for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh and sent to the juvenile home.