Juba League leader shot dead in city

July 31, 2013

A Juba League leader of the Dhaka city unit was shot dead at Gulshan Circle 1 in the capital early Tuesday.
The deceased, Reazul Haque Khan Milky, 42, was organising secretary of the Awami Juba League’s of Dhaka metropolitan (south) unit.
Milky was shot in front of the Shoppers World on Road 123 at Gulshan about 1:07am, the Rapid Action Battalion’s operations officer Manjur Morshed said.
He was sent to Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital in a critical condition where he died about 1:50am
Lieutenant Colonel Kismat Hayat, commanding officer of RAB 1, told New Age that Jahidul Islam Tarek, also known as Jahid Siddiqui Tarek, who is joint secretary of the Juba League unit, had admitted to his being involved in the killing.
He said that that during the preliminary interrogation, Tarek had told the battalion that he had killed Milky out of personal, business and political conflicts.
Sagar, who drove Milky to Gulshan, said that they had reached the area about 1:00am. Milky asked him to park the car and he went to the shopping mall.
As he reached near the gate of the mall, a miscreant approached him and fired several rounds in the head and other parts of the body before leaving in a motorcycle.
Later, Milky’s body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from Shahbuddin Medical College Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
According to the inquest report, Milky sustained nine bullets wounds in the head and shoulder and two in the waist.
The close-circuit television camera footage of Shoppers World showed that Milky had been shot indiscriminately when he was entering the mall.
The footage showed that a miscreant, dressed in white panjabi, shot Milky. The miscreant continued shooting even after Milky had fallen down on the ground and was rolling.
Milky was a contractor by profession, his father Ershad Uddin Khan said. He told New Age that Milky had told him that he was receiving threats from some miscreants. Milky, however, did not say anything about the identities of the miscreants.
He was survived by his wife and two sons.
The battalion arrested six people in connection with the murder. They are Jahid Siddiqui Tarek, joint secretary of the Juba League Dhaka metropolitan (south) unit, Tuhinur Rahman, Syed Mostafa Ali, Md Rashed Mahmud, Saidul Islam and Md Sujon Hawlader, RAB 1 operations officer Manjur Morshed told New Age.
‘Tarek shot Milky at close range in the head in front of Shoppers World located in Gulshan Circle 1,’ Kismat Hayat told New Age.
During the shooting, Tarek also sustained bullet injuries and was admitted to a hospital at Uttara where the battalion arrested him, Kismat added.
The Gulshan police officer-in-charge, Rafiqul Islam, told New Age that they were yet to establish the motive for the killing. ‘We are investigating the incident. Everything will be disclosed to the media tomorrow,’ Rafiqul said on Tuesday.
Milky’s first namaz-e-janaza was held at the Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue. Another namaz-e-janaza is scheduled to be held in the AGB Colony at Motijheel today, Yeasin, an associate of Milky, said.
Milky was shot a few hours after another incident in which a city unit leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was shot dead by unnamed gunmen at Hazaribagh in the capital around 8:00pm on Monday.
The victim, Jasim Uddin, was a leader of the BNP Ward 22 unit and close to former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu. No one was, however, arrested in the incident.
The BNP joint commissioner (south), Monirul Islam, told New Age that these were isolated incidents. Law enforcers were alerted to the situation.

-With New Age input

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