Another BDR jawan dies
A Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) jawan 'died of chest pain' yesterday at the BDR hospital of the Pilkhana headquarters, raising the death toll to 35 since the BDR mutiny on February 25-26.
New Market police recovered the body of havilder Mohammad Shahid Ullah, 47, from BDR hospital in the afternoon and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
OC of the police station said Shahid was not accused in the mutiny case.
BDR Public Relations Officer Muhammad Muhasin Reza told The Daily Star that Shahid, hailing from Mithanala village of Mirersarai upazila in Chittagong district, was recently transferred to the mechanical department of the headquarters from the BDR Company in Khulna.
SI Abdul Aziz of the police station said they recovered the body following the complaint lodged by another BDR havilder Azadur Rahman.
Quoting Azad, SI Aziz said Shahid and Azad were working in the BDR workshop along with their colleagues and at about 8:30am, Shahid complained of chest pain and was soon admitted to the BDR hospital.
Shahid died shortly afterwards, Azad added.