DHAKA: Family members and relatives of martyred journalist Selina Parvin’s son Sumon Zahid, who was found dead in Dhaka, claimed the death as murder and demanded investigation.
Police recovered a slit-throat body of Sumon Zahid lying beside a railroad in Khilgaon Bagicha area in Dhaka on Thursday (June 14). Police assumed it was an accident.
The deceased, identified as Sumon Zahid, 52, was a banker and a resident of North Shahjahanpur in the capital.
Relatives alleged that it is a mysterious death and Sumon Zahid was murdered in a planned manner.
“Sumon was a man of sound mind. The thought of suicide is just out of the question for him. He used to use his bike whenever he would go out. We can’t figure out why he didn’t take his bike on Thursday,” relatives said.
Deceased Sumon’s brother-in-law Bulbul told Banglanews that Sumon received several death threats earlier. Some unknown men called Sumon Thursday morning and killed him in a planned manner. We demand proper investigation of the matter.
Martyred journalist Sirajuddin’s son Touhid Reza Nur said Sumon was a prime witness in cases filed against war criminals.
Journalist Selina Parvin was picked up by Al Badr men, allies of Pakistani army, during the liberation war of 1971 when her son Sumon was only eight years old. Later she was murdered by Pakistani troops.
BDST: 2030 HRS, JUN 14, 2018