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Journalist Shafiul buried

  • Published at 08:30 pm March 18th, 2019
Shafiul Alam Raza
Shafiul Alam Raza Taken from Facebook

After arriving, the police broke down the door and found Shafiul dead

Journalist and noted Bhawaiya singer Shafiul Alam Raja was buried at his family graveyard in the Bhottokhata village under the Ramna union council of the Chilmari upazila in Kurigram on Monday  after Zuhr prayer.

Earlier, the body of Shafiul reached the Kurigram Central Shaheed Minar from Dhaka in the morning where people from all walks of life flocked to pay their respects to Shafiul.

Shafiul Alam Raza, 50, the chief correspondent for online news portal Priyo.com was found dead at his Pallabi residence on Sunday afternoon.

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According to Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of the Pallabi police station, said Shafiul had a music school on the ground floor of a building in Pallabi, and a room for him to rest upstairs.

The police officer said the landlord contacted the police in the afternoon when there was no response. After arriving, the police broke down the door and found Shafiul dead.

Shafiul had previously worked for the Dainik Jugantor and several other media outlets. His reporting had won him numerous awards and accolades both locally and internationally.

He was also popularly known as a Bhawaiya singer, having sung on Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television on multiple occasions.  

He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives and admirers.