Rafiur Rabbi, father of slain Tanvir Mohammad Toki, and Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy have pointed finger at Awami League leader Shamim Osman and his family for the murder.
This is the first time the victim’s father and the incumbent mayor made the allegation at a public rally yesterday, seven days after the 17-year-old was found dead in the Shitalakkhya river.
Narayanganj Nagorik Samaj organised the rally as part of a five-day programme of Narayanganj Sangiskritik Jote at Chashara Central Shaheed Minar in the town.
Rabbi, a social and cultural activist, alleged that Shamim killed his son as he had protested against the bus fare hike and railway land grabbing, and worked in favour of Ivy during the Narayanganj city election.
“Toki was murdered at a time when we are waging a movement, demanding maximum punishment to the war criminals and a ban on the politics of Jamaat-Shibir,” said Rabbi, also the convener of Narayanganj Gonojagoron Mancha.
Eight to 11 killers fled the country through Benapole border with the help of a C&F agent having business with one of Shamim’s brothers, he alleged.
He also said one of Shamim’s brothers told the home minister not to do anything in connection with Toki’s killing.
Rabbi alleged that people in the town heard sounds of torture from some torture cells at night, but the administration cannot hear those.
Referring to Shamim, Ivy said, “You killed Rabbi’s son as he worked for me during the city corporation polls. I know you are a coward and if you have courage, kill me.”
She added that a few days ago Shamim said he did not kill Toki. “None told you that you killed Toki, then why do you consider yourself as a special quarter?”
“You know who killed Toki as you have connections with many agencies.
“If you know who killed Toki, then bring him — whoever he might be and whichever party he belongs to — before the public. Only then we will do politics with you, otherwise we will boycott you,” she told the rally.
Source: The Daily Star