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Another Hussaini Dalan blast victim dies

Update : 29 Oct 2015, 09:47 PM

Another victim of early Saturday’s grenade attack on the Tazia procession at Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka died yesterday.

Mohammad Jamal Uddin, 55, son of Mofiz Uddin of Munshiganj’s Bikrampur, succumbed to injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s intensive care unit around 9am.

His younger brother Mohammad Liton Uddin said Jamal was a small trader and was divorced.

“We live with our mother at a house on Kazi Riaz Uddin Road but now he is gone,” Liton said.

Jamal and his younger sister Nurunnahar went to visit Hussaini Dalan on Friday night before the explosions.

Nurunnahar told the Dhaka Tribune her late father would also join the Tazia procession every year when he was alive.

She said she saw Jamal receiving injuries in the blasts. “If I could stop him, he would have been alive today.”

Nurunnahar earlier told the Dhaka Tribune that Jamal went inside Hussaini Dalan as he thought he might have lost his mobile phone there.

According to family members, Jamal would be buried at Azimpur graveyard.

Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal meanwhile said yesterday he was optimistic that investigators would solve the case soon and arrest the attackers.

But he did not precisely say how long it would take investigators to get to the end of the case.

Kamal lauded the efficiency of investigators and said they would not take long to solve the case.

Police said they had made considerable progress in the case and the press would be informed soon.

A deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said the investigation so far had revealed a clear link between the bomb attack and the murder of a policeman in Gabtoli.

A source said the involvement of Enamul Haque, the accused in ASI Ibrahim murder case, in the bomb attack was found.

The grenade attack at Hussaini Dalan early on October 24 killed a teenage boy and also injured more than a hundred people.

Police claimed that they had discouraged the Hussaini Dalan authorities to allow the Shia community to hold the procession as they had information on the attack beforehand but their suggestion was ignored.

Investigators said it was impossible for police to check every person entering Hussaini Dalan and the attackers might have taken advantage of this.

They said they were also looking into the loopholes of the security system and would not allow the recurrence of such a crime.

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