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Writer Mushtaq Ahmed to be buried at Azimpur

Published : Friday, 26 February, 2021 at 5:26 PM  Count : 229

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed to be buried at Azimpur

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed to be buried at Azimpur

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, who was arrested in a case under the Digital Security Act for his anti-government posts on Facebook, died at the Kashimpur Jail on Thursday.

His namaj-e-janaza was scheduled to be held at Minar Masjid in the city's Lalmatia. After the janaza, he will be buried after Esha prayer at Azimpur Graveyard, family sources said.

Quoting the family members of Mushtaq Ahmed, 'Rastrachinta Mancha' member Didarul Bhuiyan said on Friday afternoon that the body of the late writer was handed over to his family from Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Hospital at about 12:30pm after postmortem. The body is now lying with Al Markazul Islam Bangladesh at Babar Road in Mohammadpur where Mushtaq Ahmed's body was being washed.

Didarul Bhuiyan said though the namaj-e-janaza of Mushtaq was scheduled to take place after Asr prayer on Friday, it would now be held at Esha prayer at Lalmatia Minar Masjid. After the janaza, his body will be buried at Azimpur Graveyard.

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed died at about 8:30pm at Kashimpur High Security Prision in Gazipur district. He had been in Kashimpur Jail in a case filed by RAB for his alleged "anti-state activities."

Meanwhile, an autopsy of writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed was completed and doctors said there weren't any apparent signs of injuries on his body, according to the forensics department of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital in Gazipur.

Head of the hospital's forensic department Dr Shafi Mohaimen said: "Apparently there were no signs of injuries on Mushtaq's body. Further details can be disclosed after the autopsy report is submitted."

Syed Bayezid, sub-inspector of Joydevpur Police Station in Gazipur who prepared the inquest report said sores were found in the middle of his back. Reddish-black small spots were found on his right and left hands.

He suspected that the wounds and spots might have occurred while taking the body to the hospital with the ambulance.

According to SI Bayezid, an unnatural death case has been filed with Joydebpur police station in connection with Mushtaq's death.

Mushtaq's namaj-e-janaza is likely to be held at Minar Mosque in Lalmatia after Esha prayers, said his brother Dr Nafisur Rahman.


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