The four convicted killers of Zubair Ahmed are reportedly roaming freely. The killers were members of Chhatra League at Jahangirnagar University and had killed Zubair because he was an activist of a rival faction. Two years after the incident, the four convicts have fled from the court's dock and somehow escaped the country. How could four convicted killers, one wonders, obtain visas? After they fled from the dock, why did the police not raise alarms at airports or file a case?
Much to the frustrations of the victim's family, these killers are now leading a confortable life in a foreign country, with regular glossy posts in their social media accounts. What message does this incident send to those who seek justice? I urge the government to investigate how this was allowed to happen and take necessary steps to bring the convicts back.
Suman Kumar Paul, By e-mail