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Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Falgun 26, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 18, 1436 Hijr

Avijit's wife says she can identify the killers
Observer Online Desk
Published : Tuesday, 10 March, 2015,  Time : 9:54 PM,  View Count : 13
Rafida Ahmed Bonya, the wife of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy, has told her father-in-law she could easily identify the killers if she saw them again.

Bonya, also a blogger, was injured and lost a thumb in the Feb 26 attack near TSC at Dhaka University. Both were leaving the Amar Ekushey Book Fair when the assailants pounced on them at night.
Avijit was hacked fatally on the head by sharp weapons.
Bonya, who is also a US citizen like her husband, recently went back to the United States for better treatment.
Her father-in-law Prof Ajay Roy, based on their last conservations, says Bonya will be able to identify the killers if she sees them.
The former Dhaka University teacher on Tuesday told “I spoke to Bonya last night (Monday night). She gave her statement to police before leaving the country. She will give statement again, if needed.”
“She (Bonya) says she remembers their faces,” he added when asked whether Bonya would be able to recognise them.
Police are yet to identify or arrest the assassins who killed Avijit in an attack that was strikingly similar to the attacks that killed legendary writer Humyun Azad and blogger and pro-liberation war activist Ahmed Rajib Haider.
Investigators suspect religious fanatics murdered Avijit for his writing and blogging against communalism and religious superstition. 

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