Why Is My Country Numb to a Child’s Murder?

This morning, Raja, a 16-year-old Bangladeshi boy, was beaten to death at a local political party heavyweight’s home after being accused of stealing the BCL (Bangladesh Chhatra League) leader’s laptop and mobile phone from his Hazaribagh residence on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Dhaka.

However, it is the death of another young boy, 13-year-old Samiul Islam Rajon, whose face is plastered all over national newspapers. The men allegedly responsible for his death have finally been formally charged, almost 40 days after Rajon was beaten to death in a case that has rocked the country to its core.

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