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Xulhaz-Tonoy murder: Probe report deferred for 36th time

  • Published at 07:11 pm June 20th, 2019
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Xulhaz Mannan, left, and Mahbub Rabbi TonoyCollected

Court fixes July 18 as next date for submission

The submission of the probe report on the murder of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy has been deferred for the 36th time.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Saiduzzaman fixed July 18 to file the probe report after the investigation officer had failed to submit the report on Thursday.

On April 25 in 2016, Xulhaz, an LGBT activist and a local employee of USAID, and his friend Mahbub Tonoy, theatre activist, were hacked to death allegedly by militants at Xulhaz’s Kalabagan residence in the capital.

Xulhaz’s brother, Minhaz Mannan Emon, lodged a murder case with Kalabagan police while Sub-Inspector Mohammad Shameem filed an arms case in connection with the incident.

Detective Branch Inspector Bahauddin Faruqui is investigating the murder case while Inspector Nurul Afsar is probing the arms case.