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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina failed to meet her political archrival Khaleda Zia as the latter was administered a sedative dose to cope with the shock of the death of her son.
Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of Khaleda, died Saturday afternoon in Malaysia. He was suffering from different ailment.
The PM reached BNP chief’s Gulshan office in Dhaka around 8:40pm to console bereaved Khaleda following the death of her son.
But, Hasina could not meet Khaleda as the former PM of the country was administered sedative dose to cope with the shock of Koko’s death.
Hours before Hasina’s visit, the security in front of Khaleda’s Gulshan office has been beefed up.
Minutes within the news of Koko’s death was revealed to Khaleda, she kept herself locked in a room of Gulshan office.
Khaleda, the then leader of the opposition in parliament, had paid a visit to Hasina when latter’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah had died earlier in 2009.
On the other hand, Koko’s namaz-e-janaza will be held in Malaysia after Zohr prayers Sunday.
After the janaza, the family will take the decision about his burial.
Tarique Rahman and Koko, both the sons of Khaleda faced different corruption charges in the country after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.
After their release on parole in the next year, Koko flew to Thailand.
Later, Koko moved to Malaysia and had been staying there.
On the other hand, Tarique has been staying in London with his family.