Chattogram ‘Mass Killing Day’ observed

25 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The residents of Chattogram on Friday remembered the victims of the 1988 massacre in which 24 people were killed after police opened fire on Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina’s motorcade, reports UNB.

The incident took place during the regime of military dictator HM Ershad. Residents of the district have been observing January 24 as the ‘Mass Killing Day’.

This year, on January 20 a court sentenced five people to death in a case filed over the incident.

Hasina, also the leader of the then alliance of 15 opposition parties, was heading towards Laldighi Maidan to attend a scheduled rally against the misrule of military dictator Ershad.