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12:00 AM, February 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2012

Concern for Megh

There was a smile in his face as he got the colour pencils and some kids' items somebody brought.
The gift pack in hand, Megh ran to another room as his grandma Nurunnahar Mirza and maternal uncles Nawshad Alam and Nawsher Alam got busy talking with newsmen.
An aunt followed the five-year-old orphan.
His parents, Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, two well-known broadcast journalists, were found dead early Saturday at their West Rajabazar residence.
“He generally wakes up around 11:00am. But in the last two days, he couldn't sleep longer, woke up between 7:00am and 8:00am,” said Nurunnahar. “He is scared.”
“Megh is always thinking of the horrible incident,” an uncle added.
Mahir Sarowar Megh, the only child of Sagar and Runi, was the first to phone his grandma to tell about the murder of his parents and he was at the Rajabazar residence Friday night. It's not clear what Megh saw when the crimes took place.
“I just found him drawing a car and showing it to one of his cousins,” said the aunt who by the time had joined the conversation.
“This car will came here and a bomb will kill my father,” she quoted a traumatised Megh as saying, while her ominous face cast a shadow over the room.
“Now what will I do with this orphan kid? How will he grow up without parents and live the rest of the life?” said Nurunnahar.
The family members said they consider consulting a psychiatrist and paediatrician about Megh.
They were yet to decide when Megh can start going to school again because security of the kid as well as the family was now a big concern.
Nawsher Alam Roman said he saw somebody follow them on Sunday as he took Megh to Azimpur graveyard where the couple were laid to rest.
“On the way to the graveyard, I saw an unknown youth follow us. He went up to the graveyard and waited there until we finished prayers. Later, I found a journalist and came back home with him,” Roman, a news producer of Independent television, said.
“He [the youth] just followed us but did not talk to me.”
The Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police provided a force to guard their house on Sunday. But it was withdrawn on the night.
Also, a section of media was spreading rumours adding insult to injury as those mean social humiliation for the family, Roman said.
Talking to this correspondent, the family urged journalists not to publish or broadcast any speculation.
They would not allow any media to interview Megh, they added.
The family members were talking with the journalist yesterday, immediately after the press conference of inspector general of police about the development of the murder probe.
“The probe might take some more time, but we expect the investigators will find out the real culprits,” a distressed Nurunnahar said.

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