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01 March 2024

Bangladesh journalist couple stabbed to death


Two prominent television journalists in Bangladesh were brutally stabbed to death on Saturday at their home in the capital Dhaka, police said.

The motive for the slaying of the husband and wife who worked for private television was unknown, police said.

They were killed early Saturday at their apartment while their six-year-old son was in another room, police said. The boy was unharmed.

Police identified the slain couple as Meherun Runi and Sagar Sarwar.

Runi, 33, worked as a reporter for Bangladesh's largest private television station ATN Bangla. Sarwar, 35, was a news editor for Maasranga TV.

"The couple was stabbed to death sometime after Friday midnight,' deputy police chief Imam Hossain told AFP, adding the husband's hands and legs had been tied.

"We are still clueless about who committed the crime. We have launched a probe," Hossain said. "Their bodies bore multiple stab wounds. It was a brutal killing."

The murders came to light when the couple's son called his grandmother and said that his parents were lying on the floor.

It was not known whether the killings were related to their work.

No valuables were missing from the house.

Government and opposition leaders condemned the killing of the two journalists.