Daily Shomoyer Alo Senior Reporter Habibur Rahman was killed in a mysterious road crash in the capital.
Quoting eyewitness, police claimed that the incident occurred in the Hatirjheel area around 2:30am on Wednesday.
Habib’s motorcycle collided with a traffic island while he was heading toward Madhubagh. He was severely injured in the head.
According to inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of the hospital police outpost, a pedestrian took him to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where the doctor on duty pronounced him dead at about 3:10am.
Habibur, a former organizing secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), worked for several media outlets before joining the daily Shomoyer Alo.
The first namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayer) for the late journalist was held on the DRU premises later on the day.
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His second namaz-e-janaza was held at the Dhaka University central mosque.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Habibur Rahman Habib.
In a message of condolence, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud also expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Habib.
In a condolence message, the minister said, "I knew the young journalist- Habibur Rahman. He was the organizing secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).
His demise is really very pathetic."
Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.