PM gives financial aid to slain JL leader's family, 4 individuals | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:52 AM, August 10, 2018

PM gives financial aid to slain JL leader's family, 4 individuals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday provided Tk 10 lakh as financial assistance to the family of Joypurhat Jubo League (JL) leader Towhidul Islam Sabuj who was killed by BNP-Jamaat terrorists in 2013.

Sabuj's father Afzal Hossain received a cheque from PM at her office in Dhaka.

Sabuj was the organising secretary of Jubo League's Matrai union unit. BNP-Jamaat terrorists stormed his house on April 7, 2013 and set the house on fire after vandalising and looting it. Later, they picked up Sabuj and killed him in broad daylight.

Sabuj's family was going through financial hardship as his brother Rezwan Hossain, 25, died of cardiac arrest in 2016.

Sheikh Hasina also provided financial assistance amounting to Tk 60 lakh to four other individuals.

Former national footballer Jalal Uddin Molla, and Shabrina Khatun, wife of late Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ramizur Rahman Molla, received Tk 20 lakh each.

PM also provided Tk 10 lakh each to Farzana Yeasmin Merry, wife of late BCS cadre Mohammad Nazrul Islam, and Sultanara Begum, wife of freedom fighter Amir Hossian.

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