Dhaka – The mother of slain retired army major, who was shot dead allegedly by police in Cox’s Bazar, has said her son was a hero.
“My son was a hero, he died a heroic death, he was not a coward, he is a national hero. My son was a great motivator, all of our relatives, his friends used to get motivated by him,” Nasima Akhter said after the burial of the former army officer in Dhaka.
He was a lovely and ever smiling boy who used to make people laugh and make people happy. He was always dedicated to make other people happy.
He had been ensuring my comfort without even asking me. He used to make sure that I am comfortable wherever his posting was. He used to help me in every household activity.
He used to make everything ready and used to surprise me always. He decorated every corner of my house by his own hand. When his father died our house was a two storied building. But when he was posted to SSF (only tenure he was posted to Dhaka out of his 16 year-career) he applied for House Building loan and completed our house to a four storied building with a lot of hardship.
He used to supervise the construction works even at night as most of the time he couldn’t come to our house due to his very busy and tight schedule of duties in SSF.
I never restricted my son against his will or desire. I let him do whatever he wanted to do. Because he could convince me whatever he did. He never did anything without convincing me. He used to ask me to allow him whatever makes him feel good.
I always let him do whichever he felt better and comfortable for him. He was a son of a Freedom Fighter. He loved his country more than himself. My son was a strong kinda personality. He liked the sea, he wanted to pass time reading books beside the sea-beach. He was fond of adventure since his childhood.
He had a desire to have a world tour, that’s why he retired voluntarily from Bangladesh Army. I didn’t restrict him. He had a wish to go to the Himalaya, he loved hiking, wanted to go to Japan with a bicycle ride.
After his retirement he was getting ready to fulfill his desire. In the meantime, Covid-19 outbreak was there. After a few days of nationwide lockdown, he told me that as he had to go outside every now and then, it’s really risky for me as I am aged. Then he told me that he will go to Rajshahi and stay there for few days as one his friends mother(teacher of Rajshahi University) established a huge library.
As he used to read lot of books since his childhood. So I allowed him and told him to go there and study. He was there for about four months and getting ready and taking preparation for his next world tour. He was fond of traveling.
When he went for the UN Mission, he didn’t come to BD for leave. He went to Europe, bought a car and spent his two months leave and drove thousands of miles. I felt good because he could fulfill one of his desires. I allowed him.
After his retirement he used to hang my mosquito net every night, he used to organize and separate all my medicines accordingly so that i don’t get confused. Whenever he used to go out of the house, he used to carry the house keys, never disturbed me. After coming back from Rajshahi he spent few days with me.
Then again told me about the preparation of documentary film and for that he needs to stay in Cox’s Bazar for about a month. I permitted him. As he didn’t get married, I didn’t even put restrictions on his liberty.
His birthday was 26 July.
I send a box of chocolates to his hotel address through online. He told me to go to Cox’s Bazar to spend the Eid-al-Azha with him as he needed few more days to complete the documentary. But due to illness I couldn’t go. On 31 July at around 2300 hrs I called him but no one was picking the phone.
At last the police called me and gave me the shocking news of Adnan’s(Nick name of Maj Sinha) death. My son is ‘SHAHEED’. The blood of a hero and tears of a mother can’t go in vain. May Allah Grant him Jannah.”
Mother of Maj(Retd) Sinha M R Khan said after the burial of his son at Military Grave yard. Sinha died after police allegedly shot on his chest last week at a police checkpoint. An investigation has been launched into the killing.