None arrested for torturing DMCH intern doctor

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:04, Feb 08,2021


Police have not taken any action after filing of a case by a Dhaka Medical College Hospital intern doctor, who was severally tortured by some other interns three weeks ago.

The victim and the accused are activists of Bangladesh Chhatra Leauge branch of the college.

MDC student ASM Ali Imam, an intern doctor, was tortured at Fazle Rabbi Hall of the college on January 14.

Ali Imam filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station three days later against eight inter doctors, who are reportedly the leaders of DMC Inter Doctors’ Association, but police was yet to arrest anyone.

The college authorities also formed an investigation committee that was yet to submit its report.

Ali said that he was torture and kicked out of the TV Room of the hall.

At one stage he vomited as the attackers hit in his head, said Ali adding that he was beaten up as he tried to go away.

Ali said that he wanted to start internship in medicine department but DMC Inter Doctors’ Association general secretary Shahriar Khan tried to coerce him into taking up surgery department.

As Ali refused to abide by the decision, Shahriar and his fellows beat him.

Some students took Ali Imam to DMCH emergency ward in critical condition.

He, however, had to leave the DMCH out of fear of further assaults, Ali said.

Shahriar told New Age on Sunday that he was not involved in the incident and the whole incident was given a political colour by a vested interest group.

Chawkbazar police inspector (investigation) Kabir Hossain said that their inquiry confirmed that Ali Imam was attacked, but they could not take any step.

Al Amin, the president of BCL DMC unit, could not be reached over phone for his comment.

Earlier, Abrar Fahad, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of BUET, was allegedly tortured to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university in the early hours of October 7, 2019.

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