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03:08 PM, March 06, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:43 AM, March 08, 2015

FBI team visits Avijit murder scene at DU

Star Online Report

A four-member team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and detectives inspected the crime scene at Dhaka University where writer-blogger Avijit Roy was killed on February 26.

The FBI team along with Detective Branch of Police (DB) officials went to the murder site around 1:20pm and were inspecting in and around the spot including Bangla Academy where Avijit was brutally murdered.

The US investigators also collected footages to help in the investigation of his killing.

After inspecting the spot, Krisnapada Roy, DB deputy commissioner (south division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), told reporters that they would get necessary support from the FBI to find out the clue behind the murder.



“FBI team told us that they will extend their technological assistance to help the investigation process. And we expect the main motive behind the killing will be unearthed through mutual cooperation,” he added.    

Earlier on Thursday, the four-member team of the FBI arrived in Dhaka to help investigate the murder of Avijit Roy and also met the DB officials at their Minto Road office and discussed about the murder case.

The Bangladesh-born US citizen was hacked to death by unknown assailants on February 26 on the Dhaka University campus and his wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonya was left seriously injured.

Following the murder, US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki in a statement said Washington was ready to assist the investigation into the brutal killing, if sought.

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