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Zayan’s body to arrive Dhaka today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:13 AM, 24 April 2019   Updated: 11:07 AM, 24 April 2019

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The body of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhury, who was killed in the deadly Sri Lanka blasts, will be flown home on Wednesday. 

“A flight of Sri Lankan Airlines carrying the body of Zayan, 8, will arrive at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here at 1.10 pm today. From the airport, his body will be taken to Banani residence,” Sheikh Selim’s younger brother Sheikh Fazlur Rahman Maruf told journalists yesterday. 

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

Meanwhile, 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.