MP Liton sisters want murder probe go beyond Jamaat

MP Liton sisters want murder probe go beyond Jamaat

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Slain MP Manjurul Islam Liton’s widow may have seconded the Awami League view that Jamaat-e-Islami is involved in her husband’s murder, but his sisters hope that the investigation takes into account other possible angles as well, reports bdnews24.com.
On Tuesday while interacting with journalists at their residence, sisters Touhida Bulbul and Fahmida Bulbul Kakoli, without going into details, said they hoped that the investigation do not merely revolve round the Jamaat.Earlier, Liton’s wife Khurshid Jahan Smriti told journalists she believes that her husband became a victim of political rivalry at the hands of the Jamaat-e-Islami.
Jamaat has, however, refuted the allegations and has said that they are being falsely blamed to hide the real culprits.
Last Saturday, unidentified assailants came to meet the Gaibandha-1 MP at his residence in Sundarganj Upazila’s Sarbananda village and sprayed bullets on him.
He was rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where he died.
Fahmida had also started a murder case against five unidentified persons.
Although police have detained several people suspecting their links, they have failed to identify the culprits or arrest any of them even three days into the incident.
On Monday, a prayer meet was held at the MP’s ancestral home.
Liton’s wife and sisters interacted with the press after the prayer during which fear was writ large across their faces.
Afroza Bari, Liton’s sister-in-law said, “It’s not enough to say Jamaat, Jamaat. If it is Jamaat, so be it. If it is Awami League, so be it. If it is me, so be it. Anybody. We want their punishment. We want nothing else.”
Mukut, known to be a friend of the late MP and close to his family, said, “It may be the Jamaat. But it has never been directly said that the Jamaat has done it.” – Agency

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