Armed men abducted and murdered journalist, Kamal Hossain, of the daily Ajker Kagoj, on 22 August 2004.
Armed men burst into Hossain’s home overnight on 21-22 August. The journalist hid when he heard the raiders break in but gave himself up to them after they threatened to kill his two-year-old son. Police found the journalist’s body a few hours later two kilometres from his home.
His wife said that Hossain, who was also secretary general of the Manikchhari press club, had recently received death threats. He had been investigating cases linked to gangsterism. A few days before his murder he had helped police to identify some gang members.