Journalist hit by bullet during Noakhali AL factional clash dies at DMCH

A local journalist, who was bullet-hit in clashes between two factions of ruling Awami League over establishing supremacy in Companiganj upazila of Noakhali on Friday, died at a Dhaka hospital on Saturday night.

Borhan Uddin Muzakkir. Photo: Collected

The deceased, Borhan Uddin Muzakkir (30), correspondent of local online portal Barta Bazar and resident of Char Fakira union under Companiganj upazila, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at intensive care unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 10:45pm, said Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost.

Borhan was admitted to DMCH on Friday night in critical condition. He received bullet injury in the throat, said Dr Md Alauddin, resident surgeon at emergency department of DMCH. 

Borhan was hit by bullet during a clash between two groups of activists of ruling Awami League's Noakhali district unit on Friday afternoon. At least 50 people were injured in the clash, including nine with bullet injuries.

He was initially rushed to Noakhali General Hospital and then referred to DMCH for better treatment as his condition deteriorated.


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