The family members of anti-rape crusader Barun Biswas on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into his murder two years ago, claiming that the CID investigation “will not get us justice”.
On the day, which marks second death anniversary of Barun, father Jagadish Biswas and brother Asit joined the social activists in Kolkata to observe the death anniversary where they told reporters that they do not have faith in the investigation being carried out by the CID. “We want a CBI inquiry into my son’s murder. We do not believe in the charge-sheet that the CID has filed. We do not believe that the CID will bring justice to us,” Jagadish said.
Veteran academician Sunanda Sanyal, professor and activist Miratun Nahar were among those who attended the programme in north Kolkata. Sanyal said, “Barun was killed. But the movement is still on. The movement cannot die. To save activists like Barun, the police force should be made free of political motivation.”
On July 5, 2012, Sutia’s social activist Barun was shot in a parking lot outside Gobardanga railway station for taking on a criminal gang that used to rape women to spread terror among the people. Barun had co-founded the Sutia Gonodhorshon Pratibadi Mancha (a social service organisation) which continues to mobilise public support against rape incidents and helps victims in their legal fight and rehabilitation.