Liftman Zafar Munshi, who was attacked by the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir – the student affiliate of the Jamaat-e-Islami, succumbed to his injuries at a Dhaka hospital Thursday morning.
Shibir men attacked Zafar, 36, the liftman of Agrani Bank head office in Motijheel, during Wednesday’s violence. He died in the Green Life Hospital.
The attackers had hit Zafar on the head with rods when he had urged them not to pull down posters demanding gallows for Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla, said police.
The posters were put up by the Agrani Bank Officials and Employees Association, said an employee of the bank preferring anonymity. “Shibir men first beat up Zafar and hit him on the head before fleeing.”
The incident had taken place around 9:00am Wednesday.
“He was critically injured,” Motijheel Police Station Sub-Inspector Mohammad Nahid told bdnews24.com.
Zafar was first taken to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and was later shifted to the private hospital where he succumbed at around 10:30am.
The liftman hailed from Bhanga upazila of Faridpur. He was employed at the bank since 1988. He leaves behind two sons and a daughter.
Activists of the Islamist party, which sided with Pakistan and opposed the Liberation war in 1971, had gone on rampage in parts of Dhaka on Tuesday as well.
Scores including policemen were injured in the two-day clashes.