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Khulna war crime suspect dies in city hospital

Published: June 19, 2019 20:36:19 | Updated: June 20, 2019 17:06:00


A war crimes suspect from Khulna has died during treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital or DMCH.

Doctors declared the 73-year-old Mojahar Ali Sheikh dead around 11:15am on Wednesday, Inspector Bachchu Mia at the hospital’s police camp told bdnews24.com.

Mojahar was hospitalised on June 13 from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj after he fell sick with complaints of chest pain, jailer Mahbubul Islam said.

He was suffering from old-age complications, Mahbubul said.

Mojahar, who had been in prison since mid-2017, hails from Baroriya village under Dakop Police Station in Khulna.

A supporter of the Convention Muslim League in 1971, he is accused of being involved in serious crimes like kidnapping, robbery, arson attack, and murder during the Liberation War.

The International Crimes Tribunal is hearing a case against Mojahar and seven others from the area.

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