Koko laid to rest at Banani Graveyard

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Arafat Rahman Koko who died in Malaysia on Saturday was laid to eternal rest here on Tuesday evening.

He was buried at Banani Graveyard following his 2nd namaz-e-janaza at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Asr prayers.

Khatib of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Prof Mohammad Salahuddin conducted the janaza at 5:13 pm amid tight security.

Thousands of people from the all walks of life, including politicians, professionals, attended the janaza that sneaked out from Paltan Crossing to Janata Bank head office on one side and the Paltan Crossing to GPO intersection to Gulistan Cinema Hall on the other.

Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of former president Ziaur Rahman and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, died in Malaysia on Saturday at the age of 45.

Earlier in the day, a flight carrying Koko’s body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:45am. Later, the body was taken to Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office around 1.45 pm, from where it was taken to Baitul Mukarram around 4.45 pm.

Source: BD Chronicle