Rowshan Ara’s body arrives in Dhaka

DHAKA: The body of Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) Rowshan Ara Begum, who was killed in a road crash in Congo, has been flown back here Thursday (May 9).

The flight of Turkish Airlines, carrying the body, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:41am.

The deceased’s family members and higher officials of police were present at the airport, to receive the body.

The body was taken to the deceased’s resident in Hatirjheel Mohanagar Project Residential Area, by an ambulance.

Rowshan Ara’s husband Shafiqul Alam Chowdhury told reporters that her first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Nayatola Jame Mosque in Moghbazar at 10am. By 11am, her second namaz-e-janaza will be held at the mosque of the deceased’s ancestral house in Moghbazar.

She will be buried at Azimpur Graveyard following the third namaz-e-janaza at SI Shiru Mia Auditorium of Rajarbagh Police Lines after Asr prayers.

Rowshan Ara’s husband Shafiqul Alam Chowdhury talks to reporters (right))


Rowshan Ara died on the spot as her vehicle collided with a truck in Congolese capital of Kinshasa, at local time 6:30pm Sunday (May 5).

In Bangladesh, Rowshan Ara served as the first ever woman Superintendent of Police (SP) in district level and second woman Additional IGP.

She achieved IGP badge twice and PPM Award for her contribution to Bangladesh Police.

In 2012, she bagged International Association of Women Police Scholarship Award.

In academic life, Rowshan Ara earned a Master’s degree on social science from Dhaka University (DU).

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