Unearthing journo couple's murder
Nearly two weeks have passed since the gruesome killing of the journalist couple. But we are dismayed to observe that no clear result has emerged from the investigation so far. Even after the submission of the finger and foot prints report by the DB, investigators are still in the dark about any clue to the killers' identity. The probe report should have been available by now.
The prime minister herself made it quite clear on several occasions that the case will be dealt with utmost seriousness. While this is a very good gesture from the top government authority, they were not helpful in accelerating the pace of the investigation which takes a lot of forensic skill and which we seem to be lacking.
Having said that, we'd like to stress that procrastination is hardly desirable. This is because it can only breed speculations and admits of a possibility for the recalcitrant to weaken the evidence and complicate matters for reaching definitive conclusion.
Already there are signs of lending political colour to the gory crime. A particular case in point is the comment passed by Shamsul Haque Tuku, the state minister for home affairs who has recently said that Jamaat-e-Islami may have had some involvement with the killings. We all are aware of the questionable role this religious party had played during our liberation war. But when the probe committee has yet to identify any suspect, the state minister's imputation may tend to influence the investigation which needs to be thoroughly professional and pointedly revealing.
We cannot conclude without a reference to the PM's latest comment on the case that the state cannot guard every bedroom. It is unfortunate, and makes a mockery of the demand of the journalists that investigation be expedited. Nobody has asked for police protection for every bedroom. We only demand proper and speedy arrest of the culprits.