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Thursday, August 28, 2014, Bhadra 13, 1421, Zilqad 1, 1435 Hijr

Case filed over Moulana Farooqi murder
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-08-28,  Publish Time : 13:40,  View Count : 160
A case was filed early Thursday in connection with the murder of Moulana Nurul Islam Farooqi, noted Islamic thinker and presenter of a documentary titled 'Kafela,' based on historic sites of Islam, on Channel i Television.

Faisal Farooqi, son of Nurul Islam Farooqi, lodged the case with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station at 2am accusing 8-10 unnamed persons of the killing, duty officer of the thana Humayun Kabir told reporters.

On Wednesday night, unidentified assailants slaughtered Farooqi at his residence in the capital's East Rajabazar area.

The deceased was also the Presidium member and international affairs secretary of Ahle Sunnat Wa Al Jamaat – an organisation known better for opposing the views of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Farooqi was also the presenter of Channel i Television's another Islamic programme 'Shantir Pothey.'

The imam of Supreme Court mosque, he served as the Presidium member of Islamic Front Bangladesh – a platform of several Islamist group and owned Farooqi Tours and Travels Private Limited, a Hajj agency to send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia every year.

Police say miscreants tied up everyone at Farooqi’s residence before killing him on Wednesday night at his East Razabazar residence.

Meanwhile, the postmortem of the noted Islami thinker was performed at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Dr Hossain, a lecturer of the Forensic Department of the DMC, performed the autopsy. 

He said the body bore several injury marks and cut marks on throat with sharp weapon. It might have been a planned murder, he observed.

Faisal Farooqi informed the first namaz-e-janaza for his father will be held after magrib prayers on Thursday and the second one at the National Eidgah Maidan after Jum'a prayers on Friday. He would be buried as per the other family members' will.


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