Megh reeling from trauma
"Are you a policeman?" a traumatised Megh asked this correspondent.
The five-year-old looked hesitant when he saw this reporter, an unknown person, yesterday. His relatives were reluctant to allow him to talk to journalists, but Megh himself started a conversation with this correspondent.
At one stage of the conversation, Mahir Sarowar Megh, the only son of late journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, took the notebook of this correspondent and sketched a number of things, including a revolver and a food plate, on it.
"They [the killers] threatened to shoot me. They had a gun [guli]," he said, pointing at the revolver he had drawn.
Overcome by fear and trauma, the child says things both relevant and irrelevant to the incident.
"Obviously he is shell-shocked and we are not discussing anything in front of him,” said Roman, one of Runi's brothers.
Megh has been refusing to eat since the incident, he added.
"They [the killers] hit papa's leg and he fell down. Blood was welling out," he said, shivering.
He slept in his parents' room on the fateful night, he said.
When asked if there were "one or three people" in their house that night, he said two.
Since after the killing, he has been staying at a relative's house (The Daily Star is not disclosing the location for reasons of security). A student of the nursery class, he is not going to school because of security related issues. Yesterday, a number of his teachers came to visit him.
The incident has left such a deep impact on the child that he talks about it without anyone's asking him any question.
Last night, Little Megh was taken to the graves of his parents at Azimpur Graveyard where he offered prayers.