The mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles (paramilitary border guards) apparently began as a row over pay in the Pilkhana headquarters of Dhaka on Wednesday. It ended in the massacre of 137 army officers and, it is feared, about 20 civilians including officers’ wives, in the guards’ headquarters in the capital. After searches of the vast compound, bodies were found either buried in shallow mass graves or dumped into the fast-flowing sewers below ground. Some charred human bones have been found in the remains of a fire. The remains of more than 70 officers have still not yet been found days after the violence in Dhaka. The army’s commander has said that all who died in the violence will be buried with state honors.
Major Abu Syed Gazzali Dastagir is among the martyr. He is the son of Parsa Dastagir and Group Captain A S J Dastagir and grand son of Mr. Yousuf Jaan and Raseehda Begum. His dead body has not been found yet as of 18:54 GMT, Sunday, 1 March 2009. He left behind his wife Captain Kazi Mousumi who was stationed in Dhaka Cantonment and sister Aleya. For update and condolence please call:
Bangladesh- Parsa Dastagir (0118802) 9122758
USA- Aleya Dastagir (573) 837 7767
News Source: Syed K Noman, Edited By Anas Khwaja