Chhatra Dal leader attends father’s Janaza prayer with chained legs

  • January 15, 2024

An arrested leader of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, which is the student branch of the BNP, took part in namaz-e-janaza for his father at Mirzaganj upazila in Patuakhali while his legs were chained. Nazmul Mridha, who is the joint convener of the JCD unit in Mirzaganj upazila, was given parole for four hours so that he could attend his father’s namaz-e-janaza. He was then sent back to Patuakhali prison, according to the prison officials.

On social media, pictures of Nazmul going to the namaz-e-janaza with chains around his legs were shared. Mostafa Kamal, the jailer at Patuakhali, said that the police asked for shackles for safety reasons. Motaleb Hossain Mridha, Nazmul’s father, was a leader in the BNP and former chairman of the Dauli Sobudkhali union in the upazila. He passed away Friday night at the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.