National, Back Page

DBC newsman found dead in city


Published : 08 Jun 2022 11:28 PM | Updated : 08 Jun 2022 11:28 PM

Police on Wednesday recovered the body of DBC News producer Abdul Bari (28) from Hatirjheel area of the capital. 

The body of Md Abdul Bari, who hailed from Sirajganj, was recovered from the lake close to Police Plaza in the capital Dhaka.

A senior officer of Gulshan police said, “We primarily suspect the victim was hacked to death.”

His blood-stained body was recovered from the side of the road opposite the Police Plaza in Gulshan. Initially, it was suspected that miscreants killed him following previous enmity.

He was killed seven to eight hours back, police said.  He has stab wounds in the neck and chest.  Police have so far failed to arrest anyone in the incident.

Gulshan police inspector (investigation) Shahanur Rahman told that a pedestrian from Hatirjheel area called us and told that a body was lying there. We went to the spot around 8 am and recovered the body.  Bari's family has not yet filed any case in this regard.

"We're visiting the scene and collecting proof," he said. But so far no arrests have been made. The body has been sent to the morgue of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College for postmortem. 

DBC News journalist Rajiv Ghosh went to the spot after hearing the news of recovery of the body of his colleague. 

He told the media that Abdul Bari was the producer of the programme department of DBC News. Tuesday was his weekly holiday. That is why he did not go to the office. He used to live in a mess in Gulshan police station area. 

He also told that the case was transferred to the Detective Branch for investigation.

In January this year, police had also recovered the body of Habib Rahman, 40, a senior journalist of Daily Shomoyer Alo from Hatirjheel area. 

According to the police, Habib's motorcycle collided with the island near the mosque in Begunbari Siddique Master Dhal in Hatirjheel around 2.30 am. He was later taken to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead around 4 am.