Dhaka – Nation paid glowing homage to the memory of four national leaders, who were brutally killed in the jail in 1975, to mark the Jail Killing Day on Saturday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed floral wreaths at the grave of the leaders and the portrait of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka.
Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 7.00 am. After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the national leaders.
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Hasina placed another wreath as the President of Awami League at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stormed into the jail in the early hours of this day in 1975 and killed Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman. The four leaders led the Bangladesh’s liberation war after Bangabandhu was arrested following the declaration of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
The ruling Awami League party organized different programmes, including a discussion to mark the day of tragedy.