Dhaka, June 24: In an unfortunate incident in Bangladesh, the country's deadliest executioner is said to have died on Monday, June 24, nearly a year after he was released from prison as a hangman. The deceased has been identified as Shahjahan Bouya (70), who breathed his last on June 24. It is reported that Shahjahan Bouya hanged Bangladesh's most notorious killers, politicians convicted of war crimes, among others in his career.

According to an AFP report, after his stint as an executioner or hangman, Shahjahan Bouya became famous on TikTok. After his release in June last year, he also wrote a book about his experiences as a hangman, which went on to become a top-selling book. Besides, Shahjahan Bouya married a girl who was 50 years younger than him and recently took TikTok by storm. Bangladesh Shocker: Minor Boy Dies During Circumcision Surgery in Dhaka Hospital, Family Alleges Overdose of Anesthesia During Surgery.

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Notably, Shahjahan Bouya used to share a short clip on the Chinese video-sharing app featuring teenage girls. On Monday, June 24, Shahjahan Bouya is said to have experienced chest pain at his home in Hemayetpu. Following this, he was immediately rushed to Dhaka's Suhrawardy Hospital. However, he was declared dead by hospital doctors.

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Meanwhile, the police said that the doctors have not been able to ascertain the actual cause of Bouya's death. Abul Kashem, Bouya's landlord, said that the ex-hangman had breathing difficulties. "He rented one of our rooms only 15 days ago. He lived alone," he added. It is also reported that Bouya was serving a 42-year-old jail term over a murder. Bangladesh MP Murder Case: West Bengal CID Team in Dhaka for More Clues in Mysterious Death of Anwarul Azim.

However, his stint as a hangman helped to reduce his sentence, thereby leading to his release from Dhaka's top jail in June 2023. last year. Buya was convicted for the 1979 death of a truck driver in a crossfire with police. While serving his sentence, Shahjahan Bouya saw the "first class" treatment being granted to executioners. After this, he volunteered to be a hangman. Although authorities have put Bouya's total executions at 26, he claimed that he took part in 60.

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