Sahara Khatun laid to rest

Sahara Khatun laid to rest

Former Home Minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun was laid to rest at the Banani graveyard in the capital on Saturday.

She was buried at her mother’s grave around 12pm.

The first Namaz-e-Janaza of the former Home Minister was held at Baitul Sharif Jam-e-mosque near her residence in Agargaon area at 10am and the second one at Banani Jam-e-mosque.

AL leaders and activists attended the second namaz-e-janaza maintaining physical distanct.

A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines carrying her body reached here from Bangkok at 1:45am.

She passed away at a hospital in Bangkok on Thursday night at the age of 77.

Sahara Khatun was flown to Bangkok by an air ambulance on Monday. Since then, she had been undergoing treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Earlier, she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital as her condition deteriorated.

Sahara Khatun was admitted to the hospital on June 2 with fever and some old age complications.

The AL leader was elected MP thrice from Dhaka-18 constituency.