Bangabandhu murder case plaintiff dies: President, PM condole


Dhaka, August 25: The plaintiff, AFM Mohitul Islam, in the murder case of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has died on Thursday. He was 63.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate condolence messages expressed their deep shock at the demise of AFM Mohitul Islam, the plaintiff of the Bangabandhu murder case, during the brutal killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.

Mohitul Islam breathed his last at 2.55pm at Dhaka`s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, said the university`s section officer (public relations Prasanta Kumar Mazumdar.

He was suffering from kidney and lungs complexities and was under life support for nearly a month.

AFM Mohitul Islam was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman`s personal assistant.

He filed Bangabandhu murder case with Dhanmondi Police Station on October 2, 1996.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed grief at the demise of Mohitul Islam.

In a condolence message, the premier said Mohitul was at Dhanmondi road No. 32 house when the most brutal killing of the country’s history took place on the dreadful night of August 15 in 1975.

“He (Mohitul) hid Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Bangabandhu, to save him from the heinous killers. But the murderers killed Russell after snatching from him,” Sheikh Hasina said.

“In his (Mohitul) death, we have lost a person who was dedicated to Awami League and Bangabandhu family,” she added.

The prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.