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War crimes witness found dead in city

Staff Reporter | newsbangladesh.com
Inserted: 17:05, Thursday 14 June 2018 || Updated: 12:42, Saturday 16 June 2018


War crimes witness found dead in city - National
Shumon Zahid

Dhaka: War crimes witness Shumon Zahid, also son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin, was found dead in Khilgaon area in the city on Thursday.

On information, a team of Kamalapur Railway Police Station recovered the body from near the railway tracks in Shahjahanpur Bagicha area in Khilgaon around 10:00am.

Shumon Zahid, 52, a resident of Uttar Shahjahanpur, was one of the witnesses in a war crimes case filed in connection to the killing of intellectuals in December 1971.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Dhaka Railway Police Station, Yasin Faruk, confirmed the incident.

They recovered the body based on the information from Shahjahanpur Police Station, the OC said.

Shumon Zahid used to work at Farmers Bank, Kazi Md Bakhtiar, the victim's brother-in-law, said.

People who threatened with life earlier for being the witness in a war crimes case, might have killed him, Bakhtiar alleged.

Touhid Reza Noor, another witness of the case also said the same over Zahid's death.

On November 3, 2013, International Crimes Tribunal-2 handed down death penalty to Al-Badr leaders Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan for carrying out “unheard of extermination committed in execution of designed murderous scheme”.

 

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