Journalist Rafiq Bhuiyan, a member of Jatiya Press Club, died of a stroke, not by police tearshells. According to his daughter Urmi Bhuiyan, senior journalist Rafiq died of brain haemorrhage (stroke).
In an interview given to a private television, Urmi said that on the way to the rickshaw, my father had a sudden stroke and fell from the rickshaw. Then he became brain dead, hemorrhaging in the brain. Unable to keep his balance due to stroke, he fell from the rickshaw. And then the pain in the back of the head caused internal bleeding.
Objecting to the information being circulated on various social media and media about the death of tearshell, Urmi said that such news is completely false. If my father had been killed by tearshells, we would have been the ones to GD or complain. But we did not do them because there was a natural death. Even if we do not say anything, some people are spreading different colors in this incident.
Urmi says, people are actually giving different colors. My father is a very simple person, it is very sad to do this to him. My father fought for the country. But he did not take any chances for this. Now he used to say – if someone does something for his mother, he takes advantage or not? Fighting for the country, not for privileges.
He also commented that now BNP-Jamaat is pulling the strings with him. Journalist Rafiq Bhuiyan’s daughter also requested those who are spreading such false information about this man to stop.
Rafiq Bhuiyan fell from a rickshaw at Segunbagicha on his way to the press club on Saturday and suffered a head injury. Later he was taken to Islami Bank Hospital in Kakrail. On the advice of doctors, he was taken to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Agargaon in the capital. He died there at 12:30 pm.
Rafiq Bhuiyan was born on January 10, 1951 in Daganbhuiyan, Feni. Deceased Rafiq Bhuiyan was a member of the National Press Club and the editor of the weekly New Paper. He is survived by four sons and two daughters.