Rab too going at snail’s pace

May 30, 2012

Journo Couple Murder
Rab too going at snail’s pace 
Viscera report done 10 days ago, collected only yesterday
The viscera report of slain journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi was prepared at least 10 days ago, but the Rapid Action Battalion collected it only yesterday.
According to sources in the forensic medicine department of Dhaka Medical College, the report found that no sedative, poison or any chemical was used in killing the duo.
After the report from Mohakhali Chemical Laboratory reached the medical college 10 days ago, the authorities contacted the Rab several times.
Finally, a representative of the battalion received it from the department around 10:30am yesterday, an official of the forensic department said.
Sagar, news editor of the TV channel Maasranga, and Runi, a senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were killed at their West Rajabazar residence in the capital in the early hours of February 11.
The bodies were exhumed from Azimpur Graveyard and taken to Dhaka Medical College morgue on April 26 following a High Court order.
The court on April 18 vented its frustration over the Detective Branch’s failure to unearth the murder mystery and ordered a transfer of the case to the elite force.
Contacted on Monday night, Commander M Sohail, director of Rab Legal and Media Wing, said nobody from the medical college had contacted them. The force rather had come to know about the viscera report a few hours earlier from a private TV channel news.
Runi’s brother Nawsher Alam Roman said the family was in the dark about the viscera report as well as the progress of the investigation.

-With The Daily Star input

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