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Tarique Rahman going to Malaysia
Khaleda breaks down at death of Koko
Observer Online Report
Published : Saturday, 24 January, 2015,  Time : 5:34 PM,  View Count : 110
Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia has broken down in shock at the death of her younger son Koko.  

Her Gulshan office sources said Khaleda stunned at the sudden death incident.

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.
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Khaleda Zia's younger Son Arafat Rahman Koko died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Malaysia on Saturday.

Shayrul Kabir Khan, a member of Khaleda’s Media Wing, said Khaleda Zia at first received the sad news from her brother’s wife (Koko’s maternal aunt). “Afterwards you can realize the mental condition of madam”.   

Another sources said at first Khaleda Zia could not realize anything after receiving the news. Later when she realized that she has lost her son, she was shocked and fainted. At the sight of former Prime Minister’s shock, the people around also forgot to console her.  

As soon as the news of Koko’s death spread across the city, the media workers started to gather at BNP chairperson Gulshan Office where she has been staying since January 3.

Getting permission of Khaleda Zia, press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Shohel confirmed the authenticity of the news.  

Hearing the death news of younger brother, Khaleda Zia’s elder son and BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman is going to Malaysia to attend the Namaz-e-janaja of Koko. BNP Chief’s press wing officer Shamsuddin Didar confirmed the news.

He also said the first Namaz-e-janaja of Koko will be held at Malaysya's National Mosque after Zohr prayers on Sunday.

Receiving the death news of Arafat Rahman Koko, BNP leaders of different tiers rushed to BNP chief’s Gulshan office in the afternoon. Among the leaders, BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman and Nazrul Islam Khan, vice chairman Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yousuf, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, advisers Sabih Uddin Ahmed and former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Emajuddin Ahamed went to the Gulshan office.
A number of local madrasa teachers and students have been brought there to recite from the holy Quran.


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