PM Sheikh Hasina at blogger Rajib's Pallabi house (Update 5)

Dhaka, Feb 16 ( The heavily stabbed body of Haidar, the 30-year-old blogger and activist of the ongoing Shahbagh movement in demand of capital punishment to the war criminals, was found Friday night near his residence at Pallabi in the capital.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the relatives of slain blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar at his house in Pallabi in the capital in the afternoon, according to local lawmaker. The PM reached there at 3:45pm.

In a press briefing, The Prime minister said the party involved in the killing of this young protester does not have the right to do politics in this country.

SSF were deployed to secure the area almost an hour before Hasina reached there. SSF men have also been deployed at DMCH, where post mortem was being conducted on Haidar’s body, suggesting that the PM may also visit the place.

According to slain blogger’s relatives, Haidar’s body will be taken to Shahbagh for a namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers. It would later be taken to their Pallabi residence for another namaz-e-janaza. The body will be kept in a mortuary for the night.

Haidar would be buried at their village home in Kapasia Sunday

Rajib Murder: 5 suspects held; case filed

Police detained five people from the city’s Pallabi area on Saturday suspecting their involvement in the killing of blogger Rajib Haider.

Ahmed Rajib Haider Shovon, 35, son of Dr Nazmul and Nargis Haider, general secretary of Kapashia Mohila Awami League, was stabbed to death at Polashnagar in the city’s Pallabi area on Friday night.

Detectives in separate raids held the five people, including a blogger, in connection with the gruesome murder. An unofficial source claimed that the arrested blogger, a Jamaat activist, was involved in the killing.

The victim’s father today filed a case with Pallabi Police Station against several unidentified people for the killing.

MK Alamgir assures quick action

Home Minister MK Alamgir assured swift punishment for those who murdered blogger Rajib Haider, while visiting his residence at Mirpur on Saturday. Local member of parliament (MP) Illias Molla also accompanied him.

Rajib and his brother used to live in the house. Their parents live in Kapashia of Gazipur.

“Investigation into the murder has started… Measures have been taken for a fair probe,” said Home Minister.

Enraged locals block roads in Dhaka, Gazipur

Locals paralysed traffic on Mirpur road Saturday to protest the murder of blogger and architect Rajib Haider, who actively participated in the ongoing Shahbagh protests.

Rajib was hacked to death Friday night. His face and throat bore three slash marks. Family, friends and relatives are blaming Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami for the murder.

Protesters were also out in Kapashia of Gazipur, the place where Rajib’s parent’s live.

Locals turned out in large numbers between Mirpur-10 intersection and Mirpur-12 to block traffic. Many school students were seen participating in the blockade.

People blocked the road protesting Rajib’s murder, said local Member of Parliament Illias Uddin Molla, who was also present at the blockade site.

Young blogger killed at Pallabi

A young blogger was stabbed to death at Polashnagar in the city’s Pallabi area on Friday night.

The victim was identified as engineer Ahmed Rajib Haider Shovon, 35, son of Dr Nazmul and Nargis Haider, general secretary of Kapashia Mohila Awami League.

Police said a group of 4-5 miscreants repeatedly stabbed Shovon in front of their house at 56/3 Polashnagar at about 9pm as he returned from Shahbagh Square.

The online activist went out of home at 3pm for Shahbagh, family sources said. His blog address is thaba-baba.mirpur, police said. A laptop was found beside his body.

Rajib passed his last few days at Shahbag, protesting against the verdict and aborting Jamaat-Shibir, a family source said the media.

He seldom came home. All his activities were related to the Shahbag movement, the source said.

Rajib's dead body will be taken to Projonmo Chattar on Saturday for Janaza (Funeral) after the Asr prayer.


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