A policeman, who was attacked by a mentally-challenged youth with a knife, in Brahmanbaria is still not out of danger, doctor said on Sunday night. Dr Md Alauddin, a resident doctor at the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), said the victim sustained stab wounds in the chest, under his left arm and on the hand. He had to undergo an emergency surgery and he is still not out of danger. Read more: Sub-inspector injured in B'baria knife attack On Sunday, the policeman was injured after a mentally-challenged youth attacked him with a knife in Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria. Police arrested the attacker, Saidul, son of Fazlul Haque in Behair village of Natai North Union of the upazila, from the spot. The injured police officer was identified as Atiqullah, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sadar Model Police Station. Read more: Md Shakhawat Hossain, superintendent of Brahmanbaria police, said Saidul locked his mother and father in a room and tried to set the house on fire. After receiving a 999 call, a police team along with the fire service went to the spot and rescued the confined parents. Later, when police tried to apprehend Saidul, he stabbed SI Atiqullah with the knife, leaving him seriously injured. At one stage, police managed to take the knife from Saidul and caught him, he added. Atiqullah was taken to Sadar Hospital and given first aid.
A 47-year-old man was killed when a bus hit a rickshaw van in the city’s Jatrabari area early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Joynal Abedin, 47, son of Sonamuddin of Patuakhali district. Read more: Biker, pillion rider dead in Kushtia road accident The accident occurred around 2 am when the bus hit the rickshaw van carrying Joynal, leaving him injured, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police camp. Later, he was taken to DMCH where he succumbed to his injuries around 4:15 am.
A 30-year-old man, who was stabbed by unknown assailants eight days earlier, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital on Sunday. Md Amin Hossain Asif, son of late Ali Ershad of Chandina upazila in Cumilla, used to work as an informant for RAB and police. His brother Rafiqul Islam said unidentified assailants stabbed Asif near the Army Camp in South Keraniganj around 9pm on December 3, leaving him critically injured. Read more: Teen stabbed dead in Bagerhat On information, the family members rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment. But Asif succumbed to his injuries around 10pm on Sunday, the brother said. Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said the body was sent to the hospital’s morgue for postmortem. Read more: Patuakhali HSC examinee stabbed in front of test centre
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has visited the morgue of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where the body of Makbul Hossain, who was killed on Wednesday during a clash between police and BNP activists, has been kept. The BNP leader reached there soon after he was barred by police from going to the BNP’s Nayapaltan Central Office on Thursday morning, said Sayrul Kabir Khan, a BNP media cell member. Fakhrul condoled Halima, wife of Makbul, and their daughter Mitul at the hospital and provided them with financial assistance. Read more: Police kept the bombs in BNP office: Fakhrul Dr Rafiqul Islam, BNP’s Health Affairs Secretary, was present there. Makbul Hossain, joint convener of No 5 ward unit Swechchasebak Dal, Pallabi, was killed during a clash between police and BNP leaders and activities in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan Central Office on Wednesday.
One of the seven victims of the Gazipur filling station fire died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) early Friday. The deceased was identified as Mithu, 26, a resident of Moulvibazar district. Mithu, who sustained 100% burns, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of DMCH at 8am, said the hospital’s police outpost in-charge Md Bacchu Mia. On Thursday evening, the fire was triggered by an explosion that occurred in a cylinder-laden van while refuelling gas at Wahed Ali Filling Station in Gazipur’s Borobari area. Three firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 8pm, said Iqbal Hossain, senior station officer of Tongi Fire Service and Civil Defense. The seven people who sustained burn injuries in the fire were all standing nearby. They were rushed to Tahirunnesa Memorial Medical College Hospital (TMMCH). Mainul Islam, a resident doctor at TMMCH, said that five of the injured were shifted to DMCH in a critical condition. The other injured undergoing treatment at DMCH are Al Amin, 25, Anwar, 30, Sirajul Islam, 28, and Parvez, 33.
The death toll from the explosion in a gas pipeline in Keraniganj rose to six, with another victim succumbing to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Yeasin, 12. Yeasin, who sustained 28% burn injuries, breathed his last in the intensive care unit of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery under DMCH around 7.50am, said DMCH police outpost in-charge Inspector Md Bacchu Mia. The body has been kept in the hospital morgue, he said. Read:Six of family injured in gas pipeline explosion in Keraniganj On August 30, six members of the family suffered critical burn injuries in a fire triggered by the explosion in the gas pipeline of their house in the Jinjira area of Keraniganj. Maria Akter, 8, succumbed to her burn injuries hours after she was brought to the hospital. Shahadat Hossain, 20, and his grandmother Begum, 60, died on Friday at the hospital. On Monday, Panna Begum, 50, succumbed to her burn injuries at the same hospital while Sonia Akter, 26, died on Tuesday.
At least five pedestrians were injured after a load of iron rods came crashing on them from a construction crane in Gulistan, slamming into the road and leaving the area strewn with twisted metal. Shahabuddin (40), Zakir Hossain (35), Sabuj (40), Jahangir (34), and Rezaul (33) were injured as iron rods fell on them. The crane was lifting the rods onto a multi-story shopping complex. Read: BRT kills again: 5 crushed inside car as girder falls off crane All of them were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after the accident occurred near under-construction Gulistan Hall Market Monday at 8pm, Bacchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, said. "The injured are now undergoing treatment at the emergency department of the hospital," he added.
The intern doctors at Dhaka Medical College and hospital (DMCH) on Sunday called off their indefinite strike in protest against the failure of the police to arrest those who attacked one of their peers. The decision was taken after a meeting of intern students with the director of DMCH in the afternoon. Victim of the attack, intern Dr Md Sazzad Hossain told UNB that a meeting of the interns was held with the administrative body of Dhaka University and DMCH. “Though the authorities seem not to be taking any action to identify the attackers, considering the public sufferings we decided to call off the strike. Besides internship period of our batch is also running out,” he said Officer-in-Charge of Shahbagh police station Moudut Howladar said, "Investigation is going on in this matter and we have a list of suspects who can be the students of Bijoy Ekattor Hall of DU or also can be disguised outsiders." Read: BCL President demands resumption of politics on BUET campus "We are working with the Dhaka University proctorial team to identify the attackers," he added. On August 8, some students wearing T-shirts with the logo of Dhaka University thrashed Dr Sazzad Hossen on Central Shahid Minar premises "without any valid reason". When Dr Sazzad identified himself as a DMCH student, they wanted to check his ID card. As he failed to show it they started beating him hurling abusive words, said Dr Sazzad. Later, the victim filed a complaint against some unidentified people at the Shahbagh Police Station in this connection. An FIR was subsequently filed on the basis of the complaint. From August 11, interns at DMCH decided to abstain from their services for an indefinite period protesting the attack and demanding punishment.
Interns at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have decided to abstain from work for an indefinite period in protest against the failure of the police to arrest those who attacked one of their peers on Monday. The work absention was called by DMCH Intern Doctors’ Council on Thursday. Earlier, the Council had given a 48-hour ultimatum to identify the attackers and take legal steps against them, which didn’t bear any fruit. “48 hours have passed but the DU students who had attacked Dr Md Sazzad Hossain at the Central Shahid Minar on Monday night are yet to be identified and punished. Protesting this, the intern doctors of DMCH will abstain from work until further notice,” the release read. On Monday night, some students of Dhaka University thrashed Dr Sazzad Hossen on Central Shahid Minar premises "without any valid reason". Read: Attack on DMCH intern: Fellows stage protest, threaten strike "Around 9:00pm on August 8, I sat on the premises of central Shahid Minar. Suddenly, some students of the University of Dhaka (wearing T-shirts with the logo of Dhaka University) appeared and started asking me about my identity and institution," Dr Sazzad wrote on his Facebook page. "When I told them that I am a student of Dhaka Medical College, they wanted to check my ID card. As I failed to show my ID card at that moment, they started beating me and hurled abusive words at me.” Later, the victim filed a complaint against some unidentified people at the Shahbagh Police Station in this connection. An FIR was subsequently filed on the basis of the complaint.
Interns at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) formed a human chain in front of the central Shahid Minar on Wednesday morning protesting the attack on their fellow Dr Sazzad Hossain. Condemning the attack they demanded immediate arrest and punishment of the attackers around 11am. Dr Mohiuddin Zilani, president of Intern Chikitshok Paridhad of DMCH, said, “This incident is not new as we often face such assault. We have a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University. He assured us that he will take necessary action to identify and punish the culprits." "We also demanded the concerned to identify the attackers within tomorrow (Thursday). Otherwise, we will go on strike," he added. On Monday night, some students of Dhaka University beat Dr Sazzad Hossen up at Central Shahid Minar premises without any valid reason, said the victim. "Around 9pm of August 8, I sat on the premises of central Shahid Minar. Suddenly, some students of the University of Dhaka (wearing T-shirts with the logo of Dhaka University) appeared and started asking me about my identity and institution," Dr Sazzad wrote on his Facebook timeline. Read: Osmani Medical College students block road protesting attack by patient’s relatives He added, "When I told them that I am a student of Dhaka Medical College, they wanted to check my ID card. As I failed to show my ID card at that moment, they started beating me and hurled abusive words at me.” Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge Moudut Halder said a case was filed in this connection against some unidentified people.