The executioner Shahjahan was laid to rest in his village


The burial of the hangman Shahjahan Bhuiyan, who executed 26 people including six accused in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case, has been completed.

On Tuesday (June 25), he was buried in the family cemetery at Ichakhali village after the funeral at the Sadhur Bazar football ground of Palash upazila in Narsingdi.

Earlier on Monday (June 24) Shahjahan Bhuiyan died at Suhrawardy Hospital in the capital at 5:30 am.

Firoza, the sister of the executioner Shah Jahan, said that it was not possible to bring the body yesterday because of the hospital authorities and the police. After the postmortem today, the body was brought home at 2.30 pm.

The relatives of the deceased said that executioner Shahjahan lived in a rented house in Savar’s Hemayetpur. There, on Sunday (June 23), around 3:30 p.m., he developed chest pain. Later, the owner of the house took him to Suhrawardy Hospital in the capital, where he died at around 5:30 am.

Jallad Shahjahan was released from Dhaka Central Jail on June 18 last year after serving 32 years, 6 months and 2 days of imprisonment. His full name is Shahjahan Bhuiyan. He is the son of deceased Hachen Ali of Ichakhali village of Ghazaria union of Palash upazila of Narsingdi.

74-year-old Shah Jahan married a young woman after his release from prison. But after a few months of marriage, they got separated.

Shahjahan Bhuiyan was arrested in 1991. He was kept in Manikganj District Jail.

According to prison records, Shah Jahan executed 26 people between 2001 and his release. Out of which six accused were sentenced to death in the Bangabandhu murder case. Besides, four war criminals, two JMB members and 14 other controversial cases.

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