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Kamaruzzaman buried

Update : 12 Apr 2015, 07:10 PM

Executed war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was buried at an orphanage and madrasa complex founded by the Jamaat-e-Islami leader in Sherpur’s Bajitkhila.

He was buried around 5am after a namaz-e-janaza attended only by the relatives. The newsmen were barred from entering the area.

The janaza was administered by Kamaruzzaman’s brother-in-law and madrasa’s acting principal Abdul Hamid just before the Fajr prayers.

Earlier, the local freedom fighters had vowed to prevent the burial in Sherpur. But they later backtracked upon requests by the district administration.

The Jamaat leader was hanged by the neck at 10:30pm on Saturday after following all legal procedure.

After his execution, two ambulances – one carrying the body and other having his family members, two vans with 26 police members, and another with RAB personnel left the jail at 11:40pm for Sherpur.

On the day, respective district police units accompanied the vehicles carrying the body. They reached Bajitkhila Bazar via Sherpur town around 4am.

The newsmen were barred from going to the grave inside Bajitkhila Orphanage and Madrasa compound, around one kilometre off the bazar and six kilometre from the town.

Kamaruzzaman was sentenced to death for the massacre at Sohagpur village – now known as “Bidhoba Palli” or the village of widows – in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur where at least 164 civilians had been killed and around 170 women raped on July 25, 1971. 

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