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Police: Journalist couple killed in Bangladesh

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – Two television journalists in Bangladesh were found stabbed to death Saturday in their home in the capital of Dhaka, police said. The motive of the killings is unknown.

Police officer Imam Hossain said authorities are investigating the killings early Saturday of Sagar Sarwar and his wife, Mehrun Runi. Sarwar was news editor of private TV station Massranga and Runi worked as a reporter at another private television, ATN Bangla. Both were in their late 30s.

It was unclear if their deaths were related to their work, Hossain says.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered condolences to the family and ordered police to find the killers.

Sawar’s colleagues said he worked late in the night Friday before leaving for home, where he lived with his wife and their 5-year-old son.

Relatives went to the house after the child called his grandmother, who lives in the neighborhood, saying his parents were lying in a pool of blood in their bedroom.

Police said Sarwar was found with his hands tied from behind. No valuables were missing from the house, investigators said.

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