Ramna Batomul blast
Family members thanked for the verdict
Anisur Rahman Swapan
Hasem Gazi and Kasem Gazi, fathers of 2 of the 3 victims of Ramna Batomul Tragedy at family graveyard in Kachhipara village of Baufal under Patuakhali still crying for the justice
Family members of the three victims of Pahela Boishakh tragedy in Ramna Batomul blast thanked Almighty Allah and government for the verdict but expressed suspiciousness about speedy execution of that.
They said this after local journalists contacted with the family members of the three victims of Pahela Boishakh 1408 buried at Gazi Bari of remote Kachhipara village, about 25 kilometers far of the Baufal upazila town and about 40 kilometers from Patuakhali district town.
The journalists contacted with them following announcement of the verdict on Monday noon declaring execution for death sentences of eight and life-term sentences of another six accused of the case.
Al-Mamun was student of class VII at Kachhipara School and son of Kasem Gazi, Shilpi was student of HSC at Kachhipara Degree College and daughter of Hasem Gazi, Riaz was a medicine trader at Dhaka Sohrawardy Hospital and son of Shansul Huq Gazi, three neighbouring cousins of village at that time.
Like the thousands of people Al-Mamun, Riazul, and Shilpi, three cousins, went to the house of a relative Masud, elder brother of Mamun and a community center employee at Dhaka, and programmed to attend the traditional function of Ramna Batomul on April 14, 2001.
The three cousins went to enjoy the festival of their souls, but bodies of them and seven others returned home departing their souls there and of more than hundred leaving bloods and parts of their bodies, the family members of the victims and villagers at Kachhipara told.
Nurjahan Begun, mother, Kasem Gazi, father of Mamun , visiting the family grave yard after hearing the report of announcing the verdict, said we only want execution of the verdict before our death.
Masud, brother of Mamun, now suffering from liver cirrhosis diseases, said we yet not received any help from the government, but still want speedy executions of the verdict.
Hasem Gazi, the father of Shilpi told Suja Begum, mother of Shilpi died on February 12, 2006 without seeing the trial and punishment of the killer of her youngest one of seven children. The governments completed the trial in lower court, but I did not know whether I could see the execution of death sentenced killers completing the appeal process.
Shamsul Huq Gazi, father of Riazul said I forbade my son to join any crowded programme. But he ignored my advice as perhaps ‘death’ was calling him. Punishment of not only the killers, but their masterminds would also be done speedily.
Edited By: Central Desk