Golam Mustofa Sarowar

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The bodies of Sarowar and his wife, Meherun Runi, were found
by their 5-year-old son in their home, news reports said.
Both journalists had been hit repeatedly with sharp weapons, according to news
reports. Sarowar’s hands were tied behind his back, and no valuables were

Sarowar, a news editor at the Dhaka-based Maasranga
Television, had recently returned to Bangladesh from Germany, where he had
worked for the German public news outlet Deutsche Welle. Runi
was a senior reporter at ATN Bangla
, also in Dhaka.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed shock at
the murders, and ordered Home Minister Shahara Khatun to press police to arrest
the killers within 48 hours, according to news reports. No arrests were
reported, however, and a motive was not known.