Avijit Murder

Submission of probe report deferred again

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The submission of probe report on writer and blogger Avijit Roy murder case has been deferred once again.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary on Sunday allowed Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit until March 25 to file the report.

Avijit, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death on Dhaka University campus when he along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya was returning from the book fair on February 26 in 2015. Bonya was fatally wounded in the attack.

Avijit’s father Ajay Roy filed the murder case against unidentified assailants with Shahbagh Police Station.

Police have so far arrested ten suspects for their alleged involvement in the crime.

They are -- Arafat Rahman alias Siam alias Sazzad, Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid, Mojammel Hossain alias Saimun, Shafiur Rahman Farabi, Sadekur Rahman Mithu, Alimul Mallik, Towhidur Rahman, Julhaj Biswas, Sabez Ali and Jafran Hossain.

Of them, Julhaj Biswas is now out on bail while the rest are in jail.