Case filed against Shaon, Mazhar for killing Humayun Ahmed!


Meher Afroz Shaon, wife of legendary writer Humayun Ahmed, returns from his first janaza following juma prayers at Jamaica Muslim Center in New York on Friday. Photo: Banglar Chokh (Taken from The Daily Star)

Chittagong, Aug 1 (

Humayun Ahmed’s wife Meher Afroz Shaon and publishing house Anyaprakash owner Mazharul Islam were sued in Chittagong on Wednesday for ‘premeditated murder’ of the celebrated writer.

Chittagong’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Nizamul Haque ordered the Assistant Superintendent of Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Chittagong zone) to probe it.

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Plaintiff Nazrul Islam’s counsel Qamrul Islam Sazzad told that the case was filed as allegations have it that the duo ‘killed’ Humayun methodically to embezzle his money.

Nazrul Islam, himself a lawyer by training, reported correspondence between Shaon and Islam suggested their complicity in the murder.

Humayun died in a New York hospital on Jul 19 after undergoing treatment for colon cancer and he went to New York on Sept 14 last year with Shaon and their children.

The couple stayed at a rented flat in Queens borough during the period. Humayun underwent 12 chemotherapy cycles at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre followed by a surgery on June 12.

He was later taken to Jamaican hospital after he complained of abdominal pain. From there, he was transferred to the Bellevue Hospital for a second surgery.

The plaintiff said the duo used the treatment as an ‘eyewash’ to embezzle ‘a huge amount of money and properties that were kept in Shaon’s care’ and to keep the relationship between them going.

He further said that Humayn fell off a chair on July 17 after which the stitches on his wounds opened up and he felt severe pain. The first accused, Shaon, did not take the writer to the hospital on that day and then took him to the little-known Jamaica Hospital. After the writer’s condition deteriorated further, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The case also accuses the duo of hiding the incident from the doctor. Even though they were responsible for taking care of the writer, they did not care to keep the phone number of the doctor. They were also not present during the operation at Bellevue Hospital.

Nazrul Islam told the court that he learnt of these matters from two Bengali-language dailies, Azadi that is published from Chittagong and Amar Desh. The News Editors of these dailies and writer Abdul Hye Shikder were also made witnesses in the case.

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