Freedom fighter Kakon Bibi laid to rest

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:05, Mar 23,2018 | Updated: 01:40, Mar 23,2018

 
 

Gallantry awarded freedom fighter Kakan Bibi was laid to rest with the state honour in her village Jirargaon at Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj on Thursday afternoon.
Her namaz-e-janaza was held at a ground near the Lakkhipur Union Health Complex at 3:30pm.
Several thousand people, including Sunamganj deputy commissioner Sabirul Islam, Doarabazar upazila chairman Idris Ali, local upazila nirbahi officer Kazi Mahua Momtaz and local union chairmen and freedom fighters, attended the funeral.
The Doarabazar police accorded her a guard of honour on behalf of the state before she was buried.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammek Huq and others in separate messages on Thursday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Kakon Bibi.
Earlier, Bir Pratik Kakon Bibi alias Nurjahan Begum, breathed her last at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital at about 11:30pm on Wednesday. She was 92 old.
She was suffering from heart and respiratory diseases for long.
Kakon Bibi was detained by the Pakistani army at the beginning of the Liberation War in 1971 and was brutally tortured.
After being released by the occupational force, she decided to join with the liberation war leaving her 3-month daughter Sakina Begum. She started to work as a spy. In July the occupation army detained her again, though they released her after torturing for 7 days in a camp at the Doarabazar.
Later, she joined the freedom fighters and participated in a couple of battles.
In 1996, government declared her as Bir Pratik, though the government announcement was not included in any gazette so far, Sakina Begum said.

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