Five Killers of the Father of Bangladesh Hanged

Dhaka: Five killers of the “father of Bangladesh”, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, were executed at the Dhaka Central Jail shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

The executed men are Lieutenant Colonel (Fired) Syed Faruque Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Mohiuddin Ahmed (artillery), Major (Retired) Bazlul Huda, and Major (Retired) AKM Mohiuddin (lancer).

According to a jail source, Mohiuddin Ahmed was first to be executed at 12:05 am, and the four others then walked to the gallows one after the other. Major (Retired) Bazlul Huda was executed next, followed by Lt. Colonel (Retired) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Syed Farooq Rahman, and finally Major (Retired) AKM Mohiuddin.

The executions were carried out following the dismissal of their review petitions by the Supreme Court and the rejection of their mercy petitions by the president.

According to sources, six more of Bangabandhu’s killers remain at large.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, architect of the country’s independence, was assassinated along with 16 of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.

The security in Dhaka, especially around the prison area, was beefed up during and after the executions.

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