Update November 29, 2015

Dhaka 3-51 pm, 27-September, 2020

Shuddhashar’s Tutul, blogger Tareque leave Bangladesh

Sumel Sarker

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Shuddhashar’s Tutul, blogger Tareque leave Bangladesh

29 November 2015, Nirapad News: Shuddhashar publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and blogger Tareque Rahim, who sustained severe injuries in an attack by machete-wielding assailants one month ago, left the country secretly, fearing further attack.

Besides, writer Ronodeepam Basu also waits for leaving the country due to insecurity. At the same day, miscreants also murdered Jagriti publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon in capital’s Shahbagh area.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police are yet to arrest anyone involved in the attacks.

In these circumstances, Tareque and Tutul left the country reportedly for USA to avert life-threatening attacks.

On October 31, publisher Faisal Abedin Dipon was hacked to death at Aziz Super market in city, hours after two secular bloggers and another publisher were also attacked in city’s Lalmatia area.

Tutul has been released from hospital after 11 days’ treatment. Later, two others were also released from hospital. However, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is investigating both the cases over the two attacks.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (media and public relations) Muntasirul Islam told reporters that no person involved in the two attack is yet to be detained or arrested.

Police have reached the decision that attackers did not take help of any technology before and after the attacks after examining the interviews the witnesses, call lists of mobile handsets, video footage of one of the attacks, he added.

So, ‘spies’ have been appointed to investigate both the incidents, said the DMP DC.

RAB detective branch director Lt Colonel Abul Kalam Azad said assailants did not use mobile phone before and after the attacks.

Even, no evidence was found against those, who were under watch according to video footage of Aziz Super market, he added.

Regarding Tutul and Tareque’s leaving the country, a colleague of them, said attackers may take a further attempt to kill them if they know whereabouts of the victims. So, they went to other countries.

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