Dhaka: 2:20 PM, Sat, 14 Dec, 2019

Khoka’s first namaz-e-janaza held

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-11-05 10:27:51 AM     ||     Updated: 2019-11-08 8:50:46 AM

The first namaz-e-janaza of Sadeque Hossain Khoka, BNP vice-chairman and former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation, was held on Monday night.

The janaza took place after Esha prayer at Jamaica Muslim Centre Mosque in New York, USA.

Leaders and activists of Awami League and BNP and staff of Bangladesh embassy attended the namaz-e-janaza.

The body of the prominent freedom fighter will be brought back to the country from New York.

Sadeque Hossain Khoka died around 1.00pm on Monday (Bangladesh time) while undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA.

Khoka was arrested days before the January-5 national election in 2014.

Released on bail from jail, he was admitted to Birdem Hospital in the capital, but doctors could not exactly detect his health problem.

Later, he went to the USA on May 14, 2014 for receiving treatment there.