The body of Sumon Jahid, son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin, was recovered from the rail line near Khilgaon Bagicha in the city on Thursday morning.
The police recovered the mutilated body from the rail line at 8:00am.
“I think he has been killed. He has been threatened with death after he had appeared as a witness in cases against Chowdhury Moinuddin and Ashrafuzzaman at the International Crimes Tribunal,” Sumon’s close relative Kazi Md Bakhtiar Twinkle told Prothom Alo.
“The police knew the matter. He was provided security. The police advised him to move with arms.”
After carrying out autopsy, the forensic department chief at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Sohel Mahmud told journalists that viscera of the body has been collected. He said his back, head, face, and nose bore injury marks.
Sohel Mahmud, however, said it seems that the head has been separated from the body after being crashed under a train.
Asked whether Sumon was left on the rail track after making him unconscious, the physician said it might have happened. After getting complete reports of viscera and autopsy, the cause of death could be ascertained, Mahmud said.
Railway police station officer-in-station Yeasin Faruk said Sumon’s body was lying on the rail line.
Those, who live in Shajahanpur railway station area, used to see him in the area. Sumon Jahid lived in Shajahanpur area, local people said.