Dhaka, Sep 24 (UNB) – The High Court fixed Tuesday for hearing a writ petition seeking its directive on the authorities concerned for providing better treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail.
A bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order.
Earlier on September 9, the writ petition was filed stating that Khaleda has been suffering from chronic diseases and so she needs to be taken to a specialized hospital for better treatment.
Six people, including home secretary, Inspector General of Prisons, Dhaka civil surgeon, deputy commissioner, were made respondents.
Meanwhile on September 16,a medical board, formed by the government, suggested admitting Khaleda to a hospital like Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where the treatment of all health problems is available though they have found 'no symptom of any serious disease' in her.
On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Since then she has been kept in Old Dhaka Central Jail.
Chandpur, Sept 24 (UNB)- A patient, who had a blister on a finger of his left hand, lost his finger at Chandpur General Hospital as medical assistants severed it ‘mistakenly’ on Sunday.
The victim, Kalu Gazi, 65, a resident of Char Bakila village in sadar upazila, was suffering from acute pain in his finger as a blister developed there.
He went to the hospital on Sunday morning to get treatment where duty doctor Rafiqul Hasan Foysal advised medical assistants Mahbub and Polash to wash the finger and do some dressing.
But, the assistants cut off his finger instead mistakenly, said Dr Foysal, claiming that they have done it without his permission.
As the incident triggered anger among the other patients and relatives of the victim, the two medical assistants fled the hospital.
Islamic University, Sep 24 (UNB) - Islamic University (IU) authorities suspended one of its students for one academic year for allegedly slapping a female student of his own department.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting held at IU administration building with IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair, sources at IU registrar office said on Monday morning.
IU acting registrar SM Abul Latif told UNB that the university VC issued the suspension order against Mahmudullah, a master’s student of IU Arabic Language and Literature department.
On September 19 last, Mahmudullah slapped the student on the ground floor of IU Art’s Faculty building for allegedly refusing to accept his love proposal.
Later, the female student submitted a written complaint to the university authorities seeking punishment of the student.
Chattogram, Sept 24 (UNB) – A policeman was killed as a bus ran over him in front of Foy’s Lake gate in the city on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Aman Ullah, 52, a traffic police constable hailing from Nabinagar of Brahmanbaria.
A ‘Shyamoly Paribahan’ bus hit Aman when he was doing his duty around 9pm, leaving him critically injured, said Jahirul Islam Bhuiyan, Officer-in-Charge of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMHC) Police camp.
Locals rescued him and took him to the CMHC where he succumbed to his injuries around 10:30pm.
Police seized the bus while the driver and his helper managed to flee.
Magura, Sept 24 (UNB) – Two people were killed as a speedy bus hit their motorcycle at Magura-Kamarkhali road in the district on early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Moniruddin Talukder, 38, son of Shahjahan Talukder of Council Para of Magura city and Niyamul Islam, 25, son of Wahiduzzaman of Bhayna village of the district.
Officer-in-Charge of Magura Police Station Sirajul Islam said the two were coming to Magura from Ramnagar in the bike when the bus dashed it from behind in front of Juba Unnayan office of the district around 7am, leaving them dead on the spot.
The bodies were sent to local hospital for autopsy.
A case was filed.