Amid protests, Bangabandhu’s killer Majed buried in Sonargaon

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The execution of Captain Abdul Majed was carried out at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj at 12:01am today. Law Minister Anisul Huq told media.

Bangladesh has executed a former military captain for his involvement in the 1975 coup in which the country’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated, nearly four-and-a-half decades after the massacre.

In the face of protests, Abdul Majed, one of the convicts in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, has been buried in Narayanganj after his execution.

Locals and Awami League activists in Sonargaon of Narayanganj have expressed dissatisfaction as Captain Abdul Majed, who was hanged for killing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, was buried in the upazila early today. They condemned the burial in Sonargaon, reports media.

Meanwhile, majed was buried at the family graveyard of his in-laws’ house in Hosenpur area under Shambhupur union in the upazila early in the morning.

After he was buried, local people, leaders and activists of Awami League and different political parties and social organisations started protesting it, added our correspondent.

Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station, said the body has been buried there as per the directive of government. Local Awami League leaders can communicate with the higher authorities of the government in this regard.

Police will take action if anyone tries to create chaos, the OC added.

Majed went into hiding after the Awami League won the national elections in 1996. He was arrested on Tuesday after spending 25 years on the run for the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.. He was nabbed by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of the police.

Captain Majed was also found guilty and sentenced for life in the jail killing case, involving the murder of former Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed and three other imprisoned Awami League leaders.