Rafiq Bhuiyan, a former executive committee member of a faction of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists who was injured by police teargas lobbing during violence on a street in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon, died at BIRDEM Hospital in the city on Sunday night, the president of a Dhaka Union of Journalists faction said. Also a permanent member of the National Press Club, Rafiq was 71 years old.
Rafiq Bhuiyan was critically injured when he fell from the rickshaw he was riding as it overturned in the Segunbagicha neighborhood of the city when a tear shell was fired by police during a confrontation with opposition activists on Saturday afternoon, according to Shohidul. He stated that Rafiq was fatally injured while traveling by rickshaw from his Madartek residence to the National Press Club. Shahidul stated that the former leader of the BFUJ faction was rushed to the BIRDEM hospital, where he died during the night.