Bangladeshi migrant worker sustains bullet wound during anti-Israel protest
A Bangladeshi migrant worker was shot and wounded in Lebanon on Sunday during a commotion among Palestinians over the Israeli aggression.
The victim was identified as Kulsum Begum (41), daughter of Suruj Miah of Charsundar village under Palash upazila of Narsingdi.
The incident took place at Harbor area, adjacent to Sidon district in Lebanon on the night of May 16.
Kulsum and a few Lebanese people sustained bullet injuries when protesters fired from a procession organised by Palestinians in protest of Israeli aggression.
Kulsum is now undergoing treatment at Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.
While talking with this correspondent, Kulsum said she was returning to her room after working at her employer's house.
"On the way to my room, a bullet hit my chest when I reached Harbor Bakery," she said, adding that local Red Cross members later rescued her and sent her to a local hospital from where she was shifted to Rafik Hariri University Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
She is out of danger now, said the on-duty doctor of the hospital.
Kulsum went to Lebanon in 2019 on a domestic help visa and was scheduled to return to Bangladesh on May 3 but could not due to flight disruptions.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh embassy in Lebanon said they are in constant touch with hospital authorities regarding the treatment of Kulsum Begum. A team from the embassy went to the hospital and took information about her treatment.