Golam Rasul, Judge in Bangabandhu murder case, no more

Golam Rasul, Judge in Bangabandhu murder case, no more

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Kazi Golam Rasul, trial judge in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case, died of old-age complications in Dhaka on Thursday morning. He was 73.
He breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the United Hospital in the capital around 9.35 am, hospital sources said.
Golam Rasul, who was admitted to the hospital on November 26, was under the supervision of Dr. Sazzad Hossain and Dr. Md Moniruzzaman.He left his wife, three daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Golam Rasul, a former member of the Public Service Commission, will be buried at Banani Graveyard after Namaz-e-Janaza at Kakrail Circuit House Road Tiptop Jame Mosque after Asr prayers today.
Md Shahidul Islam, son-in-law of the deceased, said Qulkhwani of Golam Rasul will be held at his Circuit House Road residence on Sunday.
The then District and Sessions’ Judge of Dhaka, Kazi Golam Rasul, awarded 15 accused, all former army officers, capital punishment in Bangabandhu murder case on November 8 in 1998.
On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated by a group of unruly army officers.
Bangabandhu’s two daughters, incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, survived as they were abroad at that time.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed profound shock at the death of Kazi Golam Rasul.
PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury said the Prime Minister recalled the contribution of Golam Rasul to the judiciary and said the nation has lost a worthy son in his death.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Hearing the death news of Golam Rasul, the Prime Minister visited the United Hospital to see his body.
She spent there for some time with the members of the deceased and consoled them. – BSS

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