BRAC official killed in Uganda

News Hour:

BRAC official Mr Md Mainuddin Ahmed is killed by unidentified miscreants in Uganda on 27 September. He was Bangladeshi citizen working as Senior Area Manager for Small Enterprise Programme (SEP) in BRAC Uganda. The Uganda police post-mortem report confirmed that he died due to strangulation.

Mainuddin and BRAC Uganda service staff Mr James Aworu were found unresponsive in the area office in Lira town on same day morning. They were immediately taken to the local Hospital where the doctors declared Mr Mainuddin as dead. Mr Jamed Aworu was admitted in critical condition and is now out of danger.

Mainuddin’s laptop and phone were missing from his office. Local Police has commenced the investigation, but no arrests have been made so far.

BRAC Uganda office is coordinating with the Uganda government and Bangladesh consular office. They are carrying out all necessary official procedures involving the incident.

BRAC has informed Mr Mainuddin’s family in Bangladesh, confirming that the BRAC family stands beside them in this hour of terrible loss. He served the BRAC Microfinance programme for 18 years. Among his dearly loved ones, Mainuddin leaves behind his wife and two sons. His permanent residence is Kollyanpur, Dhaka.

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