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12:00 AM, July 14, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 14, 2010

BDR Carnage

Victims' families want quick trial

Family members and relatives of the army officers slain in last year's BDR mutiny demanded quick and fair trial of the killers.
In their reaction to submission of the charge sheet of BDR killing case, some of them expressed their concern over the time needed for the trial terming it a bit lengthy.
On February 25 and 26 last year, 57 army officers were killed during a 33-hour mayhem at the BDR headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka.
"All I want is to see the trial finish quickly," said Fatema Sultana, wife of slain Col Gulzar Uddin Ahmed, in a voice choked with emotion.
Kazi Harun-ur-Rashid, elder brother of slain Col Kazi Emdadul Haque, said, “It took 35 years to dispose of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case. I am afraid I won't be able to witness the killers of my brother get punished if the trial takes that long."
"I want to ask the killers why they killed my brother," he added.
Nehreen Ferdousi, wife of slain Col Mujibul Haque, said it has been almost one and a half years since the carnage and she still does not know why her husband was killed.
"After so much hard work for the country why should they [army officers] face such death? I want the trial to finish soon and the killers punished," said Nehreen.
Nishad Rahman, wife of Col Mohammad Nakibur Rahman, told The Daily Star that she wants the trial to be fair.
Hasnahena Chowdhury, wife of slain Maj Hossain Sohel Shahnewaz, said, "We now have nothing much to ask for but a proper trial."

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