The remains of Bir Shreshtha Sepoy Hamidur Rahman finally reached his homeland on Monday, more than 36 years after his martyrdom during Bangladesh war of independence against the then Pakistani occupation forces.
The chief of Nagar Panchayet of Sonamura district of the Indian state of Tripura, Shyamol Chakraborti, handed over the coffin carrying Hamidur’s remains to acting the BDR commander of Comilla sector, Lt Col Nur-e-Alam, and the commander of 33 Rifles Battalion, Lt Col Abdul Mukim Sarker, on Bibirbazar border in Comilla at about 2:19pm. A smart contingent of the BDR gave guard of honour at the time.
As home they brought the warrior dead, in an open jeep of BDR at 3:00pm, a contingent of army led by major Parvez again presented guard of honour on the Bibirbazar land port premises.
Later, the coffin was taken to Comilla cantonment by an army jeep when thousands of people paid their last respects to Hamidur standing up both sides of the route to the cantonment, they waved the national flag and sprinkled petals.
A vehicle of the military police will start towards Dhaka with the remains of Hamidur from Comilla Cantonment at 6:00am on Tuesday