DHAKA: A memorandum was submitted to the United Nations Tuesday demanding a fair investigation into the murder of journalist couple --Sagar and Runi and immediate arrest of killers.
After forming a human chain organized by the Bangladeshi expatriates in Germany in front of UN office in Bonn demanding a fair investigation of the murder, the memo was submitted.
Addressing the human chain, Nikhil Ranjan, one of the former colleagues of Golam Mustafa Sarowar who is more known as Sagar Sarowar, said, “I feel like being cheated, even after the assurance of the Bangladeshi prime minister, the killers is still at large and the police seemed to be helpless.”
He added: “Now I am wondering if they are trying to hide anything.”
Expressing concern over the matter, he told human chain demo that not only the former colleagues but also the friends and acquaintances of Sagar Sarowar are still wondering whether the justice will ever be done and the killers of Sagar Sarowar and his wife Meherun Runi would be brought under trial.
Some dozens of expatriate Bangladeshis along with the citizens of different countries took part in the protest demo.
They also have submitted a memorandum to Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki Moon demanding the transparency into the investigation of the case and the immediate arrest of the killers.
People were shocked by the brutal murder of journalist couple in Dhaka. Expressing condolence to the child of murdered couple Christianne Rabbe, former German colleague of Sagar said, “I could not imagine of such a horrible thing. I was very sad when I heard the news. I hope justice will be done.”
Sarah Berning, a citizen of USA demanded arrest and punishment of the killers. She demanded to the government of Bangladesh to ensure the security of journalists in Bangladesh.
Priya Esselborn, a German citizen and former colleague of Sarowar said, “Sagar and his family were very close to me. Now I am worried, because after three weeks of the murder the government could not do anything. I am not seeing any step to arrest the culprits.”
Sagar Sarowar worked for DW since June 2008 to May 2011. Later he joined in Maasranga Television in Dhaka.
On February 11, he was murdered along with his wife Mehrun Runi who was also working in another TV channel in Dhaka.
BDST: 1820 HRS, MAR 06, 2012
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