Government Titumir College student Rajib Hossain, who lost his right forearm to the mindless competition of two reckless buses and was on life support since April 10, died Monday midnight from head injuries that caused extreme hemorrhage.
Rajib, who had been in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital since April 4 after the accident, died from severe head injuries that caused extreme hemorrhage in the head, said DMCH forensic department lecturer Pradip Biswas after conducting Rajib’s post-mortem on Tuesday.
His first namaz-e-janaza was held at High Court mosque after the zuhr prayers and he would be buried today morning in his ancestral village at Baufol in Patuakhali following his second janaza, said his maternal uncle Mohammad Jahid.
On April 3, Rajib’s right forearm was severed as a Swajan Bus Company vehicle, in its bid to overtake, dashed a BRTC bus he was in near Karwan Bazar in the capital.
He was first taken to Samorita Hospital from where he was taken to DMCH and admitted to orthopedic department where he was taking treatment under a doctors’ team led by the department head Dr Shamsuzzaman.
He was put on life support on April 10 as his physical condition tremendously deteriorated, said saddened Shamsuzzaman.
His death put the life of his two school-going brothers Abdullah and Mehedi into uncertainty as Rajib was their only guardian following the deaths of their parents.
‘We cannot bring back my brother…but we want punishment of the perpetrators responsible for the accident and his death,’ said Abdullah who is studying in a capital’s madrassah along with Mehedi.
Hopeless Mehedi asked whether their study would stop forever as Rajib was taking care of their education and other expenses.
Rajib’s mother died when he was a student of third grade and in 2011 his father also died. After that, finishing his Higher Secondary Certificate exam few years back, Rajib came to Dhaka and started his study at Titumir College, doing part time jobs to meet his and his brothers’ expenses, said Jahid.
Over the accident, a case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station and police arrested drivers Yunus and Korshed of the buses.
On Monday bail petitions of the drivers was rejected by the court of metropolitan magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin.
In the first 11 days of April, two other Dhaka citizens were victims of bus accidents at Farmgate and in New Market area.
Housewife Ayesha Khatun became paralysed as her spinal cord was severely damaged on April 5 after the rickshaw she was sandwiched between two speeding buses near New Market.
On April 11, University of Development Alternative MBA student Runi Akhter’s right leg was smashed under the wheels of a speeding bus of New Vision Company at Farmgate.
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