War crimes accused Yusuf dies

War crimes accused Md Yusuf has died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Dhaka Central Jail prison guard Md Zakaria told that Yusuf died around 9:15am on Thursday.

He was admitted to the DMCH on April 20 this year. Yusuf, son of late Kurban Ali, hailed from Ramharitaluk under Sudharam upazila of Noakhali.

On October 5, 2015, police arrested Yusuf and two others hours after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) 1 had issued arrest warrants against five Noakhali war crimes suspects for their alleged involvement in crimes in Sudharam upazila during the 1971 Liberation War.

The tribunal sent three war crimes accused to Dhaka Central Jail the following day.

According to the prosecution, Yusuf along with two others – Amir and Abul - were involved in the abduction, torture and killing of at least nine people of Ramharitaluk, Debipur and Uttar Chakla villages in the upazila on  September 13, 1971.