Khaleda Zia’s son gets life for 2004 attack on PM Sheikh Hasina

DHAKA: Tarique Rahman, the fugitive son of former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia, was sentenced to life and 19 others were given death sentence by a court in Dhaka on Wednesday over the 2004 grenade attack that killed 24 people and injured 500 others, including PM Sheikh Hasina.

The attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004 targeted Hasina, who was the opposition leader at that time. Hasina survived the attack with a partial hearing loss. The verdict comes ahead of the election in December.

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