The construction work of Shahid Raju Sculpture is going on at Chitralekha Razu Chattar in Chandpur. The construction work will be completed by November and it will be inaugurated on December 19.

The sculpture is being constructed after the name of Chandpur Government College student Raju who was shot dead by police firing.

Its designer and city planner Sazzad Islam of Chandpur Municipality said, “The construction work began almost two years ago after its design was approved. This work remained stopped for some days due to an unknown reason. Chandpur municipal mayor Alhaj Nasir Uddin Ahmed has initiated to start the work again with the sincere efforts, he added.

Sajjad Islam also said that Shahid Raju Sculpture’s diameter is 4.5 feet and 12 feet height. This will be the necessary nets for tie-ups, terracotta reflections, advanced lighting systems and various types of vehicles to avoid unwanted attacks. Estimated expenditure has been fixed at Tk 5 lakh.

Shaheed Raju was murdered in the area. When the construction work of the Shahid Raju Sculpture will be completed, it will bear the evidence of history to the new generation and will increase the beauty of Chandpur district town.

Abdul Ghani, Chandpur