Nizami buried in Pabna
Executed Jamaat ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami was buried at his village home in Santhia upazila in Pabna this morning.
Nizami’s son Nazib Momen received the body at their village home at Monmothpur around 6:20am, our Pabna correspondent reports from the spot.
Relatives and a few locals attended his namaz-e-janaza held at a madrasa at Monmothpur before he was buried around 7:15am.
Leader of the ruthless militia, Nizami was hanged early today for crimes committed against humanity during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.
Private news agency UNB adds, Majharul Islam, deputy jailer of Dhaka Central Jail, handed over Nizami’s body to his son early today.
With the latest execution, five war criminals -- Jamaat leaders Abdul Quader Mollah, AHM Kamaruzzaman, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury -- were executed as they had been awarded death penalty for their crimes against humanity in 1971.
On the other hand, two others - Jamaat leader Ghulam Azam and BNP leader Abdul Alim who had been sentenced to imprisonment unto death - died in jail.