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Bailey Road fire: Journalist Bristi buried in Kushtia

Update : 12 Mar 2024, 11:42

Journalist Bristi Khatun, a victim of the restaurant building fire on Bailey Road in the capital, has been buried beside her uncle’s grave  at the family graveyard in Kushtia.

The ambulance carrying the body of Brishti reached her village home at Banagram Paschimpara of Ward No. 7 of Betbaria Union in Khoksa Upazila at 8:20 pm on Monday. 

At that time, mourning relatives and villagers flocked to see her body.

Around 10 pm, it was announced through loudspeaker of a local mosque that her namaz-e-janaza will be held in the courtyard of her house. Hundreds of people of the village and nearby villages attended the janaza.

A close relative of Bristi named Rabiul Islam conducted the namaz-e-janaza. After the namaz-e-janaza, Brishti was buried beside the grave of his uncle Mubarak Sheikh in the presence of administrative officials.    

Bristi, also known as Ovisruti Shastri to her colleagues at The Report Live, was among the 46 people who lost their lives in the deadly fire on February 29 night.

Due to identity complications, the body of journalist Ovisruti Shastri alias Brishti Khatun was handed over her father Sabuj Sheikh from the morgue of Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute on Monday afternoon, 11 days after the DNA test report of Bristi and her parents came. UNB

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