Prisoner discovered lifeless in Barisal jail

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Prison authorities say the defendant hung himself by a rope made from a mosquito net late Friday night

A prisoner at Barisal Central Prison was found dead in one of the prison’s bathrooms early Saturday.

The deceased, identified as Hanif Khalifa, 40, was jailed for a trial against him for rape of his speech-impaired daughter.

Prison authorities say the defendant hung himself from a rope made from a mosquito net late Friday night.

Proshanto Kumar Banik, superintendent of Barisal Central Prison, said on October 1 that Hanif had been jailed on a case filed by his wife for the rape of her speech-impaired daughter.

“Hanif was taken out of prison a few days ago for a DNA test. He was then brought back and quarantined in his prison cell, ”he added.

The body was taken to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital for autopsy, he added.

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