Bangladesh

Mashiur Rahman Utsho

23 December 2015

The staff reporter for the Juger Alo daily was hacked to death by unidentified assailants who tied him to a tree in an isolated place in Dharmadas area on Dhaka-Rangpur Highway.

Police officers recovered the body on 24 December and confirmed that the death was the result of a planned murder with killers hitting the journalist with sharp weapons in the head and hands. The police is trying to recover the cell phone, motorbike and digital camera the killers took away from the slain journalist.

Utsho's colleagues said he might have been murdered for writing regularly on drug peddling following which law enforcers busted some dens of drug peddlers and traders. On 24 December, Utsho’s newspaper published his report on how narcotics department was struggling to control drug peddlers due to lack of human resources.