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Twoki’s killers still not indicted

  • Published at 06:46 pm March 5th, 2015

The case filed over the murder of A-Level student Twoki in Narayanganj in 2013 has gathered dust as investigations by police and RAB have seen sluggish progress in the past two years.

RAB, which took over the case from police, now says it cannot give a timeframe for submitting a charge sheet.

The family of Tanvir Mohammad Twoki, who was only 17 when he was killed, continues to suffer an agonising wait to see the killers being tried.

“Two years have already passed, but they [investigators] are not filing the charge sheet although the main accused is moving about freely. We went to the High Court to change the investigating agency, as there was very little progress. But the case is now being conducted by RAB. What can we do now?” said Twoki’s father Rafiur Rabbi, the convener of Santras Nirmul Twoki Mancha – an anti-crime platform founded to honour the memory of Twoki.

Rabbi alleged that the charge sheet has become uncertain as the accused included members of the Osman family – an influential political family based in Narayanganj.

When contacted, RAB 11 Commanding Officer Lt Col Anwar Latif Khan said any projected deadline for filing the charge sheet could not be mentioned now. “The probe is ongoing. We have found some leads but cannot disclose it.”

Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, legal and media director at RAB headquarters, also refused to set any deadline.

Seeking anonymity, a law enforcer in Narayanganj, however, said: “Instead of identifying the main culprits behind the killing, the probe has become like a politically-motivated case. So, the future of the case has now become uncertain.”

On March 6, 2013, Twoki went missing in Narayanganj, and his body was found two days later on the banks of the Shitalakkhya. On March 8, Rafiur Rabbi filed a murder case against unidentified criminals.

The death anniversary of Twoki will be observed with a three-day programme from today.