Another BDR man dies in Sylhet
Another Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) jawan died, in Sylhet, yesterday raising the death toll to 19 since March 9.
The deceased, nayek Renu Mian, 43, of 20 rifles battalion in Sylhet felt pain in the chest while taking lunch. He was on special duty at the BDR sector headquarters, says a BDR press release.
After Renu fell sick he was taken to the sector medical officer for treatment at 1pm who sent him to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital at 1:25pm.
He was later admitted to the hospital where he fell unconscious after ECG test and died at 2:15pm.
His death certificate cited 'irreversible cardio-respiratory failure due to acute MI type-3' as the cause of his death, the press release added.
It also said body of Renu will be sent to his village home Rangarchar in Sunamganj upazila of Sylhet.
According to BDR authorities a total of 19 border guards have died so far. Of them four committed suicides, seven died of heart attack and eight died of other diseases in Dhaka and outside the capital.
Meanwhile, two more BDR jawans confessed to their involvement in the Pilkhana carnage yesterday.
Two Magistrates of Dhaka courts recorded the statements of those two BDR jawans under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced them before the magistrates with a petition for recording their statements.