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Dhaka Medical College Hospital

After recovery, what?

After recovery, what?

Not only have they been burnt severely, but they are seeing an uncertainty looming over the future, about how they would support their families after they recover. “Four persons depend on my earning. I cannot afford to stay away from work for a long time,” said Siddiqur Rahman, 40, an auto-rickshaw driver. The father of...

Their dream in tatters

Their dream in tatters

Rubel is the eldest son in the family. At 24, he has taken the responsibility of a family of six that includes his one-year-old daughter. He is now lying in the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, fighting for his life. A victim of Friday's Jatrabari arson attack, he was admitted to...

Bomb maker JCD man, violence victim student die

Bomb maker JCD man, violence victim student die

The Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader who was hurt in a blast while making bomb and the Kabi Nazrul College student injured in a crude bomb blast died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital early today. Mahbubur Rahman Bappy, 28, the JCD general secretary of Dhaka’s New Market unit, was critically injured in an explosion in...

Samaritan succumbs to injuries in DMCH

A youth succumbed to his injuries in Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday after he had been hit by a stick while trying to save a person in an incident at Maniknagar on Sunday. Mohammad Khokon, 18, was the lone son of domestic help Nazu Begum, who alone reared him after his father Nurul Islam abandoned the family over a decade ago. Khokon's uncle Shahabuddin said a woman, a cake vendor, had an altercation with a local youth, who was her customer,...

2 Eden girls burnt in Dhaka drive-by arson

2 Eden girls burnt in Dhaka drive-by arson

Two students of Eden College were burnt in another mindless arson attack in Dhaka’s Khejur Bagan near Jatiya Sangsad today during BNP-led 20-party’s countrywide blockade. The victims were Sharmin Akter and Sathi Akter, first-year students of Islamic Studies under National University. They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. One Maymuna Akhter, a friend accompanying...

Arson Attacks During Blockade

A dozen burn victims fighting for life

With no sign of let-up in the mindless arson attacks, the Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital presents a sordid picture of the brutality inflicted upon the country during the ongoing anti-government programmes. With different levels of burns, 12 people who belong to the lower rung of the society have been writhing in extreme pain and fighting for their lives there. They were burnt in arson attacks during the blockade and hartals enforced by the BNP-led alliance since January 6. Twelve...

Jessore arson victim dies at DMCH

Jessore arson victim dies at DMCH

A bus helper, who suffered burn injuries as alleged blockaders set fire to his vehicle in Jessore on January 6, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital this morning. Murad Mollah, 20, hailed from Magura Sadar upazila, succumbed to his injures at the burn unit around 8:30am, DMCH sources said. He was rushed to the...

3 killed in Badda road crash

3 killed in Badda road crash

Three people including two rickshaw pullers and a pedestrian were killed as a passenger bus hit them recklessly from behind at Badda Bus Stand in Dhaka this morning. The deceased were identified as Billal, 33, and Liton Akanda, 30, both are rickshaw pullers, and Taher Uddin, 65, a security guard, Md Asad, sub-inspector of...

2 workers killed in Shyampur road crash

2 workers killed in Shyampur road crash

Two construction workers were killed as a tractor plunged into a roadside ditch in Shyampur area of Dhaka early today. Nazrul Islam, 38, and Hanufa Bibi, 40, died on the spot at East Shyampur around 7:00am, Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kadamtali Police Station, told The Daily Star. The shallow engine run brick breaking tractor...

Jihad drowned, doctors say after autopsy

Jihad drowned, doctors say after autopsy

Four-year-old Jihad who fell hundreds of feet down into an unsealed abandoned deep tube well in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur area died of drowning, doctors said today. After performing autopsy, Professor Dr Habibuzzaman Chowdhury, head of Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s forensic department, made the revelation this morning. “The death is due to drowning. We performed tests and...

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