Even though one year has elapsed since the shocking death of Raihan Ahmed in ‘custody’, his family members are worried as there has been little progress in starting the trial of the sensational case to bring the offenders to justice.
The slow pace in the investigation has led to frustration among Raihan's family members as they are still on the streets demanding justice.
On Sunday afternoon, the day before the one-year death anniversary, Raihan's mother and wife took part in a human chain here with Raihan's one and a half years’ old baby girl, Alfa, in the lap of one of the participants, demanding justice for the murder.
At the human chain, Raihan's frustrating mother, Salma Begum, and wife, Tahmina Akhter Tani, demanded that the trial of Raihan's murder be disposed of as soon as possible.
Salma Begum said, “Even though most of the accused were arrested, we’re disappointed over the delay in submitting the chargesheet. The case could be shifted to a Speedy Trial Tribunal, if necessary.”
Tani said Abdullah Al Noman, one of the accused, is still on the run and he might have fled the country. “The authorities should immediately trace him and do whatever is needed to bring him back if he’s hiding abroad,” she said.