Press Statement

Bangladeshi Journalist Falls to Death From Police Rooftop

06 Mar, 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the journalist organisation Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) have expressed concern at the circumstances that led to the death of a Bangladeshi journalist on March 1.

Shah Alam Mollah Sagar, 41, died after falling off the roof of the Uttara Pashchim Police Station building in the capital city of Dhaka under suspicious circumstances.

Sagar, a reporter working for the Oporadh Domon weekly, was in the police station attempting to solve a feud over a financial dealing. The police claim the fall was an accident, yet Sagar’s family have filed a case alleging that he was murdered for his reporting.

The IFJ and the BMSF demand that a fair and thorough investigation be conducted into the suspicious circumstances surrounding Sagar’s death.

The IFJ expresses its deepest condolences to the Sagar family.

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