Mother of slain former army officer Major (Retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan said may the killing of her son be the last extrajudicial killing incident in Bangladesh.
"Being the representative of every mother, I hope this will be the last of such incidents," she said at a press conference at her home in Dhaka on Monday.
Sinha's mother Nasima Akter also expressed satisfaction over the ongoing investigation.
"I am satisfied. The prime minister talked to me. The army and navy chief also communicated and assured us," said the mother.
"Sinha did not give his military identity. Rather he used to try to accomplishing things by his behavior. I appreciated him and often asked him why he did not give his military identity," recalled the mother.
"Sinha used to say that what other identities matter if a man can impress others by his human attributes? I would ask what about the courses he completed and his career in the Bangladesh Army? He would then reply that power is staying alive in people's hearts. Why would I have to expose my identity if I am intended to work for the people," Nasima Akter said.
She commented that her son believed in action, rather than showing-off.
The mother said Sinha used to drive speedily. He would directly return home after office.
"That night he neither returned, nor answered calls," Nasima Akter said recalling July 31 night — the day the retired army major was shot dead on Cox's Bazar Marine Drive.
"It was around 12:00 midnight and a gentleman called me. He asked about Sinha's details. I then asked him who he was and why he was asking me so many questions. He identified himself as the officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station," Nasima told the press.
She said that all she could imagine then was an accident as her son drives too fast.
Nasima said, "I asked the officer to give the phone to my son. The man who identified himself as the OC said that Sinha was not there and then hung up the phone."
Then the mother called two of Sinha's ex-colleagues to inquire about him. They told the mother not to worry. The next day around 10 am, police from the local Uttara Police Station turned up at her home.
They asked whether Sinha was involved in politics. Nasima responded in the negative. Then, without informing anything, they left the house.
Nasima said, "My son used to think about the country. He used to tell me that if I do something good, the next generation would follow me. I had total support for his activities and was proud of him."
She added, Sinha loved surprising others by creative work. He used to say that he worked for his satisfaction and for the benefit of other people. He told me that he was creating a documentary and there was nothing remarkable yet to say about it.
She further said that her son was a positive person and she was also in support of positive people.
"I wrote your reports with heartbreaking details," she told the journalists, adding, "You will bring positive changes. I need your all-out support."
At one stage of recalling her memories, the mother became emotional and left the press briefing after thanking the journalists.
RAOWA demands withdrawal of Cox's Bazar SP
Earlier in the morning, Retired Armed Forces Officers' Welfare Association (RAOWA) Chairman Maj (Retd) Khandaker Nurul Afser and Secretary General Lt Col (Retd) AM Mosharof Hossain visited the family on behalf of the association.
During the visit they demanded that Cox's Bazar Superintendent of Police (SP) be withdrawn over the killing of Major (Retd) Sinha.
"Now, one of our demands is the withdrawal of SP Masud Hossain," RAOWA Chairman Maj (Retd) Khandaker Nurul Afser told the press.
"We are satisfied over the progress of the investigation into the killing of Sinha so far. We hope that the trial will be completed very soon since all the evidence is clear," said the RAOWA chairman.