Nab Magistrate murderers, demand Catholics

Hundreds of Catholics, including four priests, took part in the demonstration. They asked for a proper trial for those responsible for his death.

Bangladesh
Feb 07 2014, 3:54 PM
Nab Magistrate murderers, demand Catholics

A protest rally by the Adibashi (Tribal) Cultural Academy at Ghoraghat in Dinajpur district on Tuesday called for an impartial investigation into the murder of Ovidio Marandy.

Hundreds of Catholics, including four priests, took part in the demonstration. They asked for a proper trial for those responsible for his death.

32-year-old Marandy, a member of the Santal tribe, was killed on January 11. The younger brother of Father Samson Marandy, a priest from Dinajpur diocese, Ovidio was a Catholic magistrate.

"We want a real investigation into what happened to my brother," Father Marandy said. At the end of the rally, participants handed a memorandum to the local government office, calling on the authorities to ensure that the victim will receive justice. Too many obscure points still cloud Ovidio's death.

According to people close to him, he was murdered by Islamic fundamentalists, after he reported large-scale attack by Islamist extremists on Christian minorities of Beneedwar Parish on the day of national elections on January 5.

He was believed to have been attacked while travelling on his motorbike from Gobindoganj to Gaibanda on January 11 and was found dead on the road.

Source: Vatican Radio

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