DHAKA, Bangladesh

The fugitive killer of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been executed after being apprehended earlier this week.

Retired Capt. Abdul Majed, a fugitive for 45 years, was killed by hanging late Saturday, the government confirmed.

Majed’s family members met him in the central jail in the capital Dhaka before the execution, Prisons Inspector General (IG) Brig. Gen. AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha told Anadolu Agency.

Majed, 72, was among 12 self-confessed killers of Rahman, the father of the nation and first prime minister of Bangladesh, along with most of his family members in a coup on Aug. 15,

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