Coco’s body on way

REF: A BNP leader in Malaysia said wife, two daughters, uncle Shamim Eskander and senior Khaleda Zia aide Mosaddek Ali Falu were among those on the same flight to Dhaka.

The Malaysia Airlines flight left Kuala Lumpur at 8am, said Mahbub Alam Shah, the BNP activist based in that country.


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son, Arafat Rahman Coco, carrying a six-year jail term on his head for smuggling millions of taka out of the country, died on Saturday due to cardiac failure in a Malaysia hospital.

According to the BNP leaders, Coco’s body will be taken to Khaleda’s Gulshan office from the airport.

It will be kept there for three hours so that people can pay respects before being taken to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque for the Janaza.

He will be then buried at the military graveyard in the capital’s Banani.

The BNP had been mourning Coco’s death for the past three days. The party flag was flown at half-mast, while black flags were hoisted at the BNP headquarters. The leaders had been wearing black badges as a mark of respect.

Prayers and Quran-khwani, too, were held at mosques across the country.


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