July 16, 2000, in Jessore, Bangladesh
Rahman was pronounced dead on arrival at Jessore General Hospital.
Jessore, which is close to the Indian border with southwestern Bangladesh, is a center for smuggling operations. Rahman regularly covered the activities of criminal gangs and armed political groups in the region. Sources at Janakantha told CPJ that he had periodically received death threats in response to his reporting.
Police blamed Rahman's murder on a smuggler's gang based in nearby Khulna. A high-profile investigation led to a series of arrests, but all the suspects had been released by year's end, according to CPJ sources.
Medium: Print, Radio
Job: Broadcast Reporter, Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Crime
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group
Taken Captive: No