Remembering Avijit Roy and a tolerant Bangladesh Published in Al Jazeera, February 26, 2016 Avijit responded immediately. He and Bonya, his wife and co-activist, were visiting Dhaka after many years. He noted how frustrating the Rodela business was and that Dhaka felt more stifling. Two days later, I was sitting in my living room, the sunlight slashed across the floor, when I received a text message from my husband: Avijit had been murdered. February 26 marks a year since his death.