BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's younger Son Arafat Rahman Koko died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Malaysia (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raziun) on Saturday.
Khaleda’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel confirmed this to media.
BNP chairperson’s special assistant Shimul Biswas also confirmed UNB, saying, "Yes, he died…we’re yet to know the details of his death."
BNP sources said Koko breathed his last around 12:30 pm (BST) as he was taken to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur after he complained of chest pain at his house.
Arafat Rahman Koko, convicted in money laundering case, went abroad on parole for treatment in 2008, during the then caretaker government. Since then he had been living abroad.
He was sentenced to six years in prison and fined Tk 190 million for laundering money to Singapore between 2004 and 2006 during BNP regime. He was also an accused of a number of cases.
Meanwhile, a source in Malaysia unit BNP said, the body of Koko will be flown to Bangladesh on Monday.
Before taken to Bangladesh, the first namaz-e-janaza for the deceased will be held at Malaysia's National Mosque, Masjid Negara, on Sunday. Later, the body will be kept at the mortuary of Kuala Lumpur Malay University.