CMCH doctor dies by 'suicide'

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A doctor of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) died allegedly by suicide at his residence in Chandgaon Residential Area in the port city early yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mustafa Murshed Akash, 32, who was posted at the medicine department of CMCH, said Newaj Morshed, Akash's younger brother.

Akash was brought to CMCH in a critical state where the on-duty physician declared him dead around 6:20am, said Assistant Sub-Inspector Alauddin Talukder of CMCH Police Outpost.

Dr Rajib Palit, emergency medical officer of CMCH, however, said the reason of death will be confirmed through autopsy report.

“I don't want to say anything at this moment...we are shocked,” Akash's brother said.

Akash was a student of Chittagong Medical College's 47th batch and completed MBBS in 2010, said Mujibul Haque Khan, president of Bangladesh Medical Association, Chattogram, adding, he was also doing post-graduate training.

Dr Nahid Hasan, a colleague of his at CMCH, said Akash was a brilliant doctor. “The news of his death has left us shocked.”

Abul Bashar, OC of Chandgaon Police Station, said police were investigating into the incident.

Though a note was found with the deceased, The Daily Star has decided not to publish its content, on ethical grounds.