No claim for Biman Bangladesh plane hijacker’s body | The Daily Star
01:10 PM, February 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:06 PM, February 25, 2019

Biman hijacking attempt: No claim for body

No one went to claim the body of the alleged Biman hijacker at Chittagong Medical College morgue this morning.

The man, in his mid-20s, has been identified by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) as Md Palash Ahmed, a criminal of Narayanganj.

Yesterday, after the commando operation neutralised the “hijacker”, authorities said he identified himself as Mahadi.

According to Rab findings, Palash is said to be the son of Piyar Jahan Sardar, from Pirijpur in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon.

ABM Sarwar E-Zaman, airport manager of Shah Amanat International Airport, told The Daily Star this morning that there has been no claim of the body.

Last reported, autopsy was being performed on the corpse.


A flight of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines was allegedly hijacked yesterday at Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport.

The plane was landed on an emergency basis and all the 148 passengers on board were evacuated safely. All the cabin crew members were also safe.

Later, the alleged hijacker, who was said to have been in his mid-20s and armed with a pistol, was neutralised in a swift commando operation of eight minutes.

Afterwards, the officials said the “hijacker” appeared to have been “mentally imbalanced” and that he wanted to speak to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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