21:55 GMT26 October 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Former army officer Abdul Majed was arrested on 7 April after he allegedly arrived in Bangladesh from India's Kolkata.

    The Bangladesh authority has hanged the killer of the country's founder, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on Sunday, according to representatives of the Dhaka jail.

    Captain Majed was arrested earlier this week after absconding for nearly 23 years.

    "Majed was hanged at 12.01am," jailer Mahbubal Islam said.

    Earlier on Wednesday, President Abdul Hamid rejected a mercy petition filed by Majed. The Bangladesh apex court convicted Majed and 12 others on charges of the assassination of Bangabandhu and his 23 family members in 1975. Five of those convicted were hanged in 2010 while one died in Zimbabwe.

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman was the founder of modern-day Bangladesh and many consider him to be the father of the nation. The leader was assassinated on 15 August 1975 while serving as the nation's prime minister.

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