Freedom fighter laid to eternal rest without guard of honor
The dead body of great freedom fighter Nazim Uddin was laid to eternal rest without guard of honor. Nazim Uddin was a resident of Mohammadpur village under Motmura union of Gangni upazila in Meherpur district. The associate fighters and family member of Nazim Uddin claimed that the news of his death was informed to the police but they did not come. On the other hand police said that they were not informed.
The brave soldier of seventy one died at Kushtia medical college hospital on Saturday early morning due to old age complexities.
The associate freedom fighters and people from different class and professions rushed to his house to pay their last respect at around 11 am at his house. But offering guard of honor to him was not possible as police members did not reach there timely.
It was known, the namaj e janaza of Nazim Uddin was held at 11 am on Saturday at his own village. Although there was rules to offer guard of honor and paying respect on behalf of the state with national flag to the body before laying a freedom fighter to eternal rest but it was not followed.
In this regard former commander of freedom fighters in Gangni upazila Muntaz Ali said to Rtv online, we have informed the matter to Upazila Nirbahi Officer and in the local police station. But the members of police did not present in due time. Due to severe hot we decided to bury the dead body by not waiting for the police force.
Officer in Charge (Investigation) of Gangni police station Sajedul Islam said, the matter of death was not informed by the family members or freedom fighters. Gangni Upazila Nirbahi Officer made a phone call to me after watching no police member on the janaza spot. Then I have sent police force after informing the matter of not aware. But before arrival of police the family members of the freedom fighter buried the dead body.
When Gangni Upazila Nirbahi Officer Bishnupada Paul was contacted he said, all the processes excluding guard of honor by police were completed.
In this regard Meherpur Deputy Commissioner Md. Ataul Gani said, the district administration was not informed about the death of the freedom fighter. As the matter is sensitive so action will be taken after investigation.