Nasiruddin pintu laid to rest, Khaleda offers fateha

Nasiruddin pintu laid to rest, Khaleda offers fateha

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Former BNP lawmaker Nasir Uddin Ahmed Pintu was to rest at Azimpur graveyard in the grave of his father after his third namaz-e-janaza at the Leather and Technology Institute in Hazaribagh after Asr prayers on Monday.
Earlier his second namaz-e-janaza, participated by hundreds of leaders and activists of BNP, its associate organisations and 20-party alliance partners, was held in front of party headquarters at 11:50am. Hafez Abdul Malek, president of Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal, conducted the namaz-e-janaza and prayer.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia accompanied by senior leader paid tributes to Pintu by offering wreath on his coffin in front of the BNP central office.
She also offered special prayers for the eternal peace of the salvation of the departed soul of Pintu, who died on cardiac arrest on way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Sunday.
BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Brig Gen (Retd) ASM Hannan Shah, Barrister Jamir Uddin Sircar, Abdullah Al Noman, Mohammad Shajahan, Asaduzzaman Ripon and Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, among others were present on the occasion.
His body was taken in front of party headquarters at about 11:00am and party leaders and activists paid their final respects to Pintu. Qurankhwani was also held at party central office for the eternal salvation of the departed soul of Pintu.
After his janaza, the body was taken to his Hajaribagh residence. Talking to reporters before Pintu’s namaz-e-janaza, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said the death of Pintu was unexpected to them. “Pintu was not only an emerging leader, but also an active organiser,” he added.
Abdullah Al Noman told reporters that the death of Pintu in the prison was unnatural and it should be investigated.
Pintu’s younger brother Nasim Ahmed Rintu received the dead body of his brother from the jail authorities on Sunday night after completing necessary formalities including forensic test of the deceased.
His first namaj-e-janaza was held on the Hetemkhan Baro Mosque premises, participated by local BNP leaders and activists. The ambulance carrying Pintu’s body reached his Hazaribagh residence early Monday.
Pintu was “brought dead” to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital from Rajshahi Central Jail at 12:15pm on Sunday.
The former president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was serving a life term on charges of abating the BDR mutineers fleeing the Pilkhana Headquarters on February 25 in 2009.
As part of the party programme, black flags were hoisted at all offices of the party across the country to mourn the death of Pintu.
Pintu’s family members termed his death as a “planned killing” while State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal denied the allegation.
Meanwhile, Directorate of Prison yesterday formed a three-member probe committee headed by DIG (Prison) of Dhaka Division Golam Haider to investigate the death of Nasir Uddin Ahmed Pintu.
Other members are: senior jail super of Kashimpur High Security Prison Mizanur Rahman and senior jail super of Mymensingh Central Jail Iqbal Chowdhury. The committee was asked to file its report by May 7.
Preliminary findings of the post-mortem examination report showed “nothing abnormal” behind the death of BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu.
Kafil Uddin, associate professor of forensic department at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital told reporters that they found nothing abnormal externally in the deceased’s autopsy report.
He however said the RMCH forensic department collected his heart and samples of his stomach, kidney and, liver for an in-depth conclusion of the cause of his death.
He said necessary organs of the deceased were already sent to Dhaka for visera examinations that would ascertain the doubts whether the reason of his death was cardiac arrest.

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