Mystery shrouds death of food minister’s son-in-law

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 20:09, Mar 17,2019 | Updated: 20:21, Mar 17,2019


Rajan Karmakar.-- UNB photo

Rajan Karmakar, son-in-law of food minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, has died reportedly under mysterious circumstances.

Rajan, 39, an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery department under dentistry faculty at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and husband of minister’s daughter Krishna Rani Mazumder, was taken to Square Hospitals Ltd in an unconscious state around 3:45am on Sunday where doctors declared him brought dead.

Duty doctor at the hospital Asaduzzaman said Rajan had died before he was brought to their hospital.

Claiming that the physician’s death was shrouded in mystery, victim’s maternal uncle Sujon Karmakar demanded a proper investigation and also an autopsy to ascertain what caused his death.

He said Krishna made a phone call to her mother-in-law (Rajan’s mother) in the early hours and informed her that her son died.

Sujon also said he went to the hospital around 4:20am after receiving the death news from his sister.

Shahnewaj Bari of BSMMU neurology department said they also want proper investigation into the death of their fellow as several unwanted incidents involving Rajan took place in the past. ‘We heard that Rajan was admitted to the ICU of a hospital after being assaulted one and half years ago,’ he added.

Rajan’s department head Quazi Billur Rahman said, ‘Rajan’s family demanded that autopsy be carried out on the body and there’s no objection to it from anyone. I’ve also talked to the minister (Sadhan) and he said he has no objection, either. The body will be taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the postmortem will be done.’

He, however, said a police team visited the hospital.

The body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital for autopsy, said inspector (investigation) Abul Kalam Azad of the police station adding that a written complaint was submitted by the victim’s family.

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