- Posted June 16, 2012 by
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Journalist killed in Jessore, Bangladesh
Saifur Rahman Saif, Jessore (Bangladesh), June 16: Jamal Uddin, 35, Kashipur Correspondent, Jessore based Daily Gramer Kagoj was brutally killed by armed miscreants on Friday night.
Locals and relatives of the dead journalist said a number of terrorist stabbed to kill Jamal Uddin after abducting him from the tea stall owned by Rabi at Kashipur Bazar under Sharsha upazila in Jessore at around 11pm on Friday. He was having tea at the stall while load-shedding was going on. The terrorists gouged both the eyes of the journalist and cut off the tendons of the legs. He was killed at a nearby area of the market. The local took him to Burujbadan Hospital after the incident where the attending doctor declared him dead.
Mobinul Islam Mobin, editor, Daily Gramer Kagoj told that the dead journalist made several news stories on smuggling and drug trading along the border for which the terrorists were angry with him. He was given threats on life. He also lodged a general diary with Sharsha police station in this connection.
Locals said Jamal Uddin, son of Abdul Alim of Kashipur village was an honest journalist. He is survived by a son and two daughters. He had two earthen huts on a piece of land. He was very much brave in writing reports on terrorism, arms trading, smuggling and so on.
Locals set on ablaze at two houses owned by Tota and Raju of the area. They are suspected killer of the journalist, said the locals.
AKM Faruk Hossain, officer in-charge, Sharsha police station said the police was trying to catch the killers.
He said, the police arrested Lata Begum, 26, wife of the main accused Tota Mia, a drug dealer of the area and recovered a knife with the sign of blood on the same night. Superintendent of Police Kamrul Ahsan said the police was investigating into matter. Special operation against illegal arms was being carried out by police, he added. #
Saifur Rahman Saif