A group of Dhaka University students on Thursday afternoon vandalized the Central Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital in protest against the death of a 1st year zoology student allegedly due to wrong treatment.
Afia Akhter, 20, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon and she died Thursday midday, said doctors as well as Dhanmondi police station officials.
On receiving the news of her death, angry students rushed to the hospital and vandalised its emergency department, director’s chamber and the reception desk.
Victim’s sister Niharika Afroz, and her classmates told reporters that Afia was admitted to the hospital as she had been suffering from fever for last few days but doctors told them that she had been suffering from blood cancer.
But, after Afia’s death, doctors said that she had been suffering from dengue, they alleged.
Dhanmondi police station officer-in-charge Abdul Latif said some teachers and students had come to his police station to lodge a case against doctors and nurses of Central Hospital.
DU proctor AM Amjad told New Age around 10PM that the university authorities were taking preparations to lodge a case over the student’s death.
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