Youths go back to 24-hr demo protesting the murder
A blogger and online activist, who was active in the Shahbagh movement, was killed in the capital’s Pallabi area Friday night, prompting the Shahbagh protesters to return to their 24-hour demonstration.
Police recovered the body of 30-year-old Ahmed Rajib Haider, full with indiscriminate stab injuries, from near his Kalshi residence in Mirpur.
Aggrieved by the news of the killing of fellow activist, organisers of the Shahbagh movement vowed to continue their movement for 24 hours.
Earlier on Friday, the Shahbagh protestors decided to carry out their demonstration for seven hours everybody from 3:00pm.
The youths also observed one minute silence at 11:30pm protesting the killing.
“Rajib was active in Shahbagh movement,” Newaz Murtoza Haider, the elder brother of the victim, told The Daily Star.
He was an architect, Newaz added.
Pallabi police also confirmed that Rajib was an active participant of Shahbagh movement.
Rajib used to write a Bangla blog nicknamed ‘Thaba Baba’.
He had also written many blog on the country’s Liberation War and Jamaat-e-Islami’s wicked activities.
About eight hours before his assassination, Rajib posted a status on Facebook calling upon mass people to boycott Jamaat’s media houses, coaching centers, cultural organisations and commercial institutions.