NZ Mosque Attack

Bangladeshi woman killed while trying to save husband

Staff Correspondent

16 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A Bangladeshi woman was killed while trying to save her paralysed husband during New Zealand mosque attack on Friday.

The woman was identified as Husne Ara Parvin, 42, daughter of Nuruddin from Jangalhata village in Sylhet’s Golapganj upazila while her husband   Farid Uddin hails from Chawkgram village under Biswanath upazila of the district.     

Her nephew Mahfuz Chowdhury, a resident of Sylhet city, said he heard about his aunt’s death in the shooting from their relatives in New Zealand.

Parvin and Farid went to Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave to offer Jum’a prayers.     

“Khala (aunt) went to the women’s section of the mosque leaving her paralysed husband at men’s section. As soon as she heard gunshots she came out to save her husband. But, she was killed on the spot as she approached the men’s section,” Mahfuz said.

“Farid survived the attack as other devotees managed to wheel him out of the mosque,” he said.

The couple has a daughter.

New Zealand police are yet to hand over the body, but informed the family members about Parvin’s death, informed Mahfuz.

At least three Bangladeshis are among 49 people killed in terror attacks at two mosques at Christchurch, New Zealand.