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12:00 AM, February 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:29 AM, February 12, 2019

Sagar-Runi Murder

Submit probe report within a week or face tough demo: journos

Journalist leaders yesterday threatened to wage a tougher movement if the investigators once again fail to submit probe report of journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case before the court by February 17.

Alleging that the authorities concerned are unwilling to arrest the killers, they also demanded that the government end the culture of impunity by bringing the killers to book.

The journalists were speaking at a programme at Dhaka Reporters' Unity, marking seven years of the murders.

Runi's younger brother Nowsher Alam Roman and the couple's only son Mahir Sarowar Megh were present at the programme.

Afterwards, a delegation of journalists met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his secretariat office and submitted a memorandum. 

Meherun Runi, senior reporter of ATN Bangla, and her husband Sagar, news editor of Maasranga TV, were murdered on February 11, 2012.

Megh, who was only five at the time, was in the apartment when his parents were murdered.

Immediately after the incident, then home minister Sahara Khatun said the killers would be arrested in 48 hours. Police officials also claimed to have made “significant progress” in the investigation at the time.

The murder triggered widespread outrage in the journalist community.

On several occasions, different courts have expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation.

Meanwhile, Ain o Salish Kendra expressed deep concern as there was no headway in the murders in last seven years. 

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