A case has been lodged in connection with the murder of writer and publisher Shajahan Bachchu, 55.
Afsana Jahan, wife of the victim, filed the case accusing four unknown persons with Sirajdikhan Police Station on Tuesday.Asaduzzaman, assistant superintendent (Sirajdikhan circle) of police, confirmed this.
Some unidentified miscreants shot Bachchu to dead at East Kakaldi village in Sirajdikhan Upazila of Munshiganj on Monday.
Bachchu was former general secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh’s Munshiganj unit and publisher of Bishaka Publication.
He was in the hit list of militants, says president of CPB Munshiganj unit SM Kamal.
Several teams of police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) are now investigating the matter to know whether militants killed him or family feud is behind it or any other reason.
Masum Ali, sub-inspector of Sirajdikhan Police Station, said he saw the killers, but could not recognize them.“When I was going to the police station, I heard a loud sound nearby. Later, I saw a man lying on the ground while four persons were standing there. After seeing me, one of them asked their accomplices to open fire on me, but none fired.”
“Afterwards, one of them took out a bomb from a bag and exploded it and ran away on two motorbikes,” he said. In the meantime, various organisations demanded exemplary punishment of the killers.
Ain o Salish Kendra in a written statement expressed concern over the murder.
It has demanded the government unearth the reason behind the killing and bring the killers to book. The absence of proper trial against the previous killers of writers and publishers is instigating the religious fundamentalists.
Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi in another bulletin condemned the killing and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.