BCL leader’s body found at Jajira point of Padma Bridge

The body of a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, who went missing after his trawler capsized while returning Dhaka from the Padma Bridge inaugural ceremony, has been recovered.


Deceased Al Afsar Tamim, 26, was a fourth-year student of Char Fasson Government College in Bhola. He was the joint convener of Char Fasson Government College unit BCL.

Local people in Jajira point found the body of Tamim on Monday afternoon and informed police.

Jajira police recovered the body at 3 pm on Monday from Sider Char area of Shariatpur’s Jajira point, 20 kilometres away from the Padma Bridge, Jajira Police Station OC Mostafizur Rahman confirmed.

It was learnt that the trawler with 23 passengers, including Tamim and four other BCL men, overturned in the Padma River during strong current five minutes before reaching Mawa Ghat from Kanthal Bari Ghat.

Twenty-two passengers were found floating on the river. Later, they were rescued by a speedboat of Kabir Bin Anwar, senior secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources. But Tamim was missing.


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