MP Liton laid to rest at village home

Online Desk | Update:

Manjurul Islam LitonAwami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton, who was shot dead by some miscreants on Saturday, was laid to rest at his village home at Masterpara in Sundarganj upazila on Monday afternoon.

He was buried at his family graveyard around 4.10 pm following a namaz-e-janaza after Asar prayers, reports news agency UNB.

The helicopter carrying his body reached his village home around 1pm.

Earlier, another namaz-e-janaza of the slain MP was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad in the morning.

Ministers, prime minister's advisers, deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Mia, prime minister's special envoy and Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad, whips of the Jatiya Sangsad, MPs attended the janaza.

Besides, leaders of different political parties, family members and relatives of Manjurul Islam Liton as well as officials and employees of parliament joined the janaza.

After the janaza, prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Liton by placing wreaths on his coffin that was draped with the national flag.

The prime minister stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of respect to the late MP.

Hasina along with her party's senior leaders also placed another wreath on behalf of the party.

On behalf of the president, his military secretary major general Sarwar Hossain placed a wreath on his coffin to pay homage to him.

Besides, speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury also placed a wreath on the coffin and paid her respect to the late MP.

Liton was shot at point blank range by some miscreants at his village home at Masterpara of Sundarganj Upazila on Saturday evening. He was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where attending doctors declared him dead.

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