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Slain Nazrul’s wife, brother want to contest ward-2 by-polls

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Narayanganj: Slain city councilor Nazrul Islam’s wife and younger brother on Sunday submitted nomination papers for contesting the by-election to the city’s ward-2 for the post of councilor that fell vacant following his death.

Two others also submitted nomination papers to the Narayanganj district election officer as the deadline for the submission of nomination papers expired today.

The four aspirants are Nazrul’s wife Selina Islam, brother Abdus Salam, Iqbal Hossain and Masud Rana.

The post of ward councilor fell vacant following the murder of ward councilor Nazrul Islam, who was abducted and subsequently killed during the Narayanganj sensational seven murders on April 27 last.

Talking to reporters after submitting the nomination papers, Selina Islam said she is going to contest the election to finish the unfinished task of her husband.

Asked about her brother-in-law Abdus Salam’s candidature, Selina said, “We (she and Salam) have submitted the nominations so that the winner comes out from our family.”

The nomination papers will be scrutinized on Monday.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is August 3 as the by-election is billed for August 21.

On April 27, panel mayor Nazrul Islam and his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area in Narayanganj city.

Hours into their abduction, senior lawyer of the Narayanganj District Judge’s Court, Chandan Kumar Sarker, and his driver were abducted on their way to capital Dhaka.

Their bodies were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on April 30 and May 1.