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12:00 AM, February 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 04, 2019

Punish killers of journalist Shimul

Newsmen demand on his death anniv

A cross section of people and fellow journalists in Sirajganj's Shahjadpur upazila yesterday demanded exemplary punishment of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul's killers.

They also brought out a protest procession in the upazila headquarters and held a demonstration at Shahjadpur Upazila Parishad premises, marking the second death anniversary of the slain journalist.

Shimul, Shahjadpur correspondent of Daily Samakal, sustained bullet wounds during a factional clash of the upazila Awami League (AL) near the house of Shahjadpur municipality mayor on February 2, 2017.

Shimul later succumbed to his injuries while he was on his way to a hospital in the capital the following day.

Shimul's wife Nurunnahar Begum filed a case with Shahjadpur Police Station accusing 25 people, including Shahjadpur Municipality Mayor Halimul Haque Miru, the same day.

After investigation, police submitted the charge-sheet against 38 people, including Mayor Miru on May 2 the same year.

They speakers at the rally also urged the authorities concerned to shift the case under aSpeedy Trial Tribunal.

They said due to a delay in the trial process of the case, victim's family members and journalists' community are worried of getting proper justice.

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