Body of Sheikh Selim’s grandson reaches home from Sri Lanka

Sun Online Desk

24th April, 2019 10:05:52 printer

Body of Sheikh Selim’s grandson reaches home from Sri Lanka

The mortal remains of Zayan Chowdhary, the grandson of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, who was killed in a bomb attack in Sri Lanka on Sunday, has been brought back to Dhaka.

A flight of Sri Lankan Airlines carrying the body of Zayan, 8, arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 12.45 pm on Wednesday.

The mortuary van carrying Zayan's body reached at Selim's residence in Banani around 1:30 pm.

Zayan, son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary, will be buried at the Banani graveyard following his namaz-e-janaza at Banani Chairmanbari ground after Asr prayer.

However, physical condition of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary has improved slightly, but he is not out of danger, Sheikh Selim, Moshiul’s father-in-law, said while visiting the place of Zayan’s namaz-e-janaza at Banani here.

Moshiul is now undergoing treatment at ICU of a hospital in Sri Lanka, he said, adding that he (Moshiul) is under observation for the next 72 hours.

Moshiul Haque has suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the terror attack, Sheikh Selim said.

At least 321 people were killed and around 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in the Sri Lankan capital on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Zayan, one of the two sons of Sheikh Selim’s daughter, Sheikh Amena Sultana Sonia, died in an explosion at a hotel where the family was staying. Zayan’s father, Mashiul Haque Chowdhury, was also injured in the blast and later admitted to a local hospital.

According to Sheikh Selim’s family members and close aides, Sonia, her husband Mashiul and their two sons, Zayan and Zohan, were staying at the hotel in Colombo on holiday.

During the explosion, Sonia and Zohan were in their room on the hotel’s sixth floor, while Mashiul and Zayan were at a restaurant on the ground floor.