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Bangladesh former President Sheikh Mujib’s killer Abdul Majed hanged in Dhaka

Updated: April 12, 2020 10:22 am

The convicted killer of Bangladesh’s first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was hanged immediately after midnight today in Dhaka. The self confessed fugitive and former army personnel Abdul Majed was arrested on 7th April from Mirpur area of Dhaka by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh. His mercy petition was rejected by the President of Bangladesh M. Abdul Hamid three days back after the death warrant was issued on Wednesday.

Abdul Majed was among the 12 former army personnel who were awarded death sentence in 1998 for the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975. It was later confirmed by the High Court in 2009. Five of the convicted army personnel were hanged in 2010 while one fugitive convict died of natural causes in Zimbabwe Six of the convicted army personnel have been absconding. Abdul Majed was one of them.

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