Two mourners light earthen lamps at the capital's Rabindra Sarobar yesterday evening in memory of the 74 people, including 57 army officers, who were massacred during the BDR mutiny at Pilkhana on February 25-26, 2009. Family members as well as general people paid their tributes to the slain people, marking the fifth anniversary of one of the country's worst bloodbaths. Photo: Star
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday arranged a doa and a milad mahfil at its headquarters in the capital seeking divine blessings for the departed souls of 74 people, including 57 army officers, killed in the February 25-26 BDR mutiny in 2009.
Senior secretary to the home ministry CQK Mustaq Ahmed, director general of BGB Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed, members of the victims' families, BGB officials and their family members attended the programme.
At the event, a cheque of Tk 4.8 lakh was handed over to the family of central subedar major Nurul Islam, who was the only BGB man killed in the carnage for his attempt to tame the rebellions.
Meanwhile, Colonel Mojib Trust arranged a memorial meeting followed by a cultural programme at Rabindra Sarobar in the city's Dhanmondi marking the fifth anniversary of the bloodshed.
Family members of the slain people lighted earthen lamps seeking eternal peace of the departed souls.
Tears were seen rolling down from some of the slain officers' family members while a documentary on the Pilkhana tragedy was screened on the occasion.