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Mohibullah was killed as he wanted to return to Myanmar: FM

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday vowed to bring the killers of Mohammad Mohibullah to justice soon in his first remarks since the Rohingya leader’s murder sparked global condemnation.

Dr Momen said a vested quarter killed Mohibullah as he wanted to return to Myanmar, his home country. “The government will take stern action against those who were involved in the killing. Nobody will be spared,” he said, reports UNB.

On Thursday night, police registered a murder case in connection with the killing of Mohibullah happened at Ukhiya camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night.

The FIR for murder was filed against unknown persons at the Ukhiya Police Station on a complaint from Mohibullah’s brother Habibullah, officer-in-charge Sanjur Morshed said.

Unknown assailants gunned down the 44-year-old on Wednesday night. He was first rushed to a local medical facility and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

He was buried at Lambashia Camp-1 graveyard under Ukhiya upazila on Thursday afternoon after his namaj-e-janaza, which was attended by a large number of Rohingya refugees from camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas.

Formerly a teacher in Myanmar, the slain human rights activist was popularly known as Master Mohibullah among the Rohingya refugees. He was the head of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) at Kutupalong camp.

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