DBC News producer killed

Abdul Bari.

A young producer from a private news television channel was found dead with stab wounds on his chest and neck in a bush on the shore of Lake Hatirjheel near the Police Plaza Concord shopping mall in the capital on Wednesday .

Police suspect the victim, Abdul Bari, 27, a senior production executive at the private DBC News television station, was killed and dumped there after being called by relatives.

Police investigators say Bari – who joined DBC News in January this year after serving Mohona Television for five years – was taken to where he was killed, but the motive for the murder was not not clear.

“We are working to identify who took him there and killed him,” said Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of the detective division of the Gulshan division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

“We find no reason behind his murder. He was very simple,” said his brother-in-law Anisur Rahman, who was waiting at the morgue of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

Investigators and morgue workers also said his neck and chest bore deep stab marks and that he was found lying in a brushy area at the Niketan-Gulshan connection point near the plaza of the police.

Gulshan police officials received information about the body around 6 a.m. and called his office after retrieving his business card from a wallet found next to his body.

His cell phone was turned off, but was found near his body, investigators said.

Detectives and the Rapid Action Battalion, among others, were gathering further information about the murder, particularly as to why he had traveled to the area in the dark.

His colleagues told New Age that he was a very decent and reticent person.

His colleague Tusher Kanti Das said Bari was living in a mess near his office in the Mahakhali Wireless Gate area.

He said Bari had his weekly day off from work on Tuesday and used to buy groceries for the mess.

A detective said they spoke to his roommates at the flat and learned he was out of the house anytime between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bari was from Sirajganj Sadar and he was the fifth of his six siblings.

Sirajganj’s New Age correspondent said his parents and relatives have demanded justice.

His trader father, Abdullah Sheikh, said his son had no enmity with others.

His mother Alea Khatun said Bari called his father on Tuesday and informed him he was fine.

She said they were preparing for her wedding.