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PM to visit Sheikh Selim’s residence

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:26 PM, 24 April 2019   Updated: 01:27 PM, 24 April 2019

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday will visit the residence of her cousin Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim at capital's Banani on Wednesday. 

The Prime Minister is likely to visit the residence at around 2:00 pm to see the dead body of Sheikh Selim's grandson Zayan Chowdhury, who was killed in the deadly Sri Lanka blasts.

The prime minister will stay there for some time and talked to family members of Sheikh Selim, who is a cousin of Sheikh Hasina.

Earlier, a flight of Sri Lankan Airlines carrying the body of Zayan, 8, arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12.50 pm. From the airport, his body is being taken to Banani residence of Sheikh Selim.   

His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Banani playground after Asr prayers today. Later, Zayan will be laid to eternal rest at the Banani graveyard where martyrs of August 15, 1975 carnage were buried.  

Meanwhile, the physical condition of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary, father of Zayan, has improved slightly, but he is not out of danger. 

Moshiul is now undergoing treatment at ICU of a hospital in Sri Lanka and under observation for the next 72 hours. He has suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the terror attack.

The series of blasts at churches and hotels in and outside Sri Lanka’s capital killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds on Easter Sunday. It was the nation’s worst violence since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. 

Eight-year-old Zayan, one of the two sons of Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Selim’s daughter, Sheikh Amena Sultana Sonia, died in an explosion at a hotel where the family was staying. Zayan’s father Mashiul Haque Chowdhury was also injured in the blast.