Blogger Rajib buried at Kapasia

Blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider was laid to eternal rest at their family graveyard in Kapasia upazila of Gazipur after the fourth namaz-e-janaza on Sunday.

Later around 5:15pm, Rajib, also an architect, was buried beside his grandmother at Sharashpur village. His uncle led the janaza at the graveyard.

Earlier, hundreds of people participated in the 3rd janaza at Kapasia Pilot High School ground amid drizzle, reports a correspondent from Gazipur.

Grief and weeping of Rajib's relatives and neighbours filled the air when the ambulance carrying the body reached Rajib's ancestral house near Kapasia bus stand Sunday morning.

People from all walks of life including local Awami League leaders and activists paid their tribute to the Shahbagh activist, who was found stabbed dead near his Palash Nagar house in Pallabi in the capital Friday night.

Simin Hossain Rimi, a lawmaker for Gazipur-4, was also present at the scene.

Rajib murder case transferred to DB

The case for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider was transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) from the city’s Pallabi Police Station on Saturday night. The victim’s father on Saturday filed a case with Pallabi Police Station against several unidentified people for the killing.

Meanwhile, plainclothes police picked up five people from the city’s Pallabi area on Saturday for their suspected involvement in the killing of Rajib.

Detective sources said the five detained in separate raids in connection with the brutal murder included a girl named Tanjila who was said to be a girlfriend of Rajib and a blogger.

Rajib monument at Shahbagh

A temporary monument is expected to be raised at Shahbagh in memory of Rajib Haider, whose murder appears to have intensified the protests.

The monument is expected to be unravelled near the fountain at the Shahbagh intersection at 3:00pm on Sunday.

Blogger Nazrul Islam Sujan has displayed the design of the monument to the protestors at Shahbagh by holding it up.

Blogger and Online Activist Network’s Rowshan Jhunu described Rajib as the 'first martyr of Second Liberation War’, saying the present generation will fight it out to achieve the dreams on which Bangladesh was founded.