Death in Payra Thermal Power Plant Clash

Chinese citizen Zang’s autopsy done at DMCH

Our Correspondent  | Published: 01:17, Jun 24,2019


Chinese citizen Zang Yoaging’s post-mortem examination was carried out at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, three days after he was killed in sporadic clashes at China-Bangladesh thermal power plant project at Payra in Patuakhali.

Zang Yoaging, 26, a plant electrician, died in Wednesday’s clashes between Chinese and Bangladeshi workers.

Head of the forensic department of the DMCH Dr Sohel Mahmud told New Age that a three-member board carried out the autopsy.

He said they found injury marks on victim’s body.

Bones and viscera taken from the body were sent for tests, he said, adding that the reason behind the death would be confirmed after getting the test reports.

Earlier, Zang Yoaging was declared dead at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal at 3:30am Wednesday, two hours after his admission to the hospital.

The body was then handed over to the project management without running an autopsy following an application by the project authority.

Meanwhile, about 600 unnamed people were sued in two separate cases on Thursday in connection with the attack on different structures inside the China-Bangladesh 1320MW thermal power plant project during the clashes between local and Chinese workers.

The clashes followed the protest against an ‘accidental’ death of a Bangladeshi worker one day before Wednesday.

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