A blank Megh stares at the family portraits in the gallery.
They are all typical family photos. In some, his mother Meherun Runi cuddles him while in others he plays with his father Sagar Sarowar. Other photos capture some happy moments of a visit to a park with his parents.
Mahir Sarowar Megh, who turns six this year, yesterday went to Drik gallery where Runi's family has organised a three-day exhibition of family photos, starting today.
Sagor, news editor of Maasranga television, and Runi, senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were killed at their Rajabazar house in the capital on February 11 last year.
"Megh is not aware that tomorrow [today] is the first death anniversary of his parents. But he wanted to come with me as he heard about the exhibition of his parents' photos," Nawsher Alam Roman, Runi's brother, told The Daily Star yesterday.
“Still, he cannot focus on anything; very much sensitive,” added Roman.
Megh reacts painfully whenever he sees the bloody images of his parents on TV, but he is going to school, according to a family friend.
Roman said although Megh was slowly coming to terms with life, his mother still remained in a traumatic state. "I think we need to take her to a psychiatrist.”
He added they were frustrated that the law enforcers were yet to catch the killers and unearth the motive behind the double murder.