Prisoner found dead in Barishal jail


An accused of a rape case was found dead in the washroom of Barishal Central Jail early today.

The deceased was identified as Hanif Khalifa, 40, son of Ali Mohammad Khalifa of Madhukhali in Bakerganj upazila.

Hanif’s wife filed the case against him with Airport Police Station on charges of raping their daughter.

On October 1, Hanif was sent to jail in the case, reports our Barishal correspondent.

Proshanto Kumar Banik, senior jail superintendent of Barishal Central Jail, said Hanif was sent for DNA test on November 9.

Jail authorities found Hanif’s body hanging from the water pipe of the washroom of the hospital early Saturday, said the jail super.

The body was sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.

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