Dhaka – Police in Dhaka on Thursday recovered the body of a witness of a case related to crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 war against Pakistan.
The body of Sumon Zahid, 52, the son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin, was found by the side of railway track in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area, Yasin Faruk officer of the railway police said.
Zahid’s throat was cut off. He had been working for the private Farmers Bank.
He might have been killed by the people who used to threaten earlier for being the witness in a war crimes case, said Kazi Bakhtiar, one of the relatives of the slain witness.
Zahid was witnesses of a case with International Crimes Tribunal that dealt with the crimes committed during the 1971 war by al-Badr leaders Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan. Uddin and Khan were convicted for killing intellectuals in Bangladesh and were awarded death sentence in absentia on November 3, 2013.
They are now reportedly living in the United Kingdom and in the United States.