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6 arrested over assault on doctor in Chittagong hospital after baby’s death

  • Case filed with Panchlaish Police Station 
  • The injured doctor undergoing treatment at CMCH's ICU
Update : 15 Apr 2024, 08:59 PM

Police have arrested six people including the main accused in a case filed over the assault on a doctor at a hospital following the death of a baby in Chittagong.

Police arrested them from different areas of the port city on Sunday night.

Panchlaish Police Station Inspector Md Akhtaruzzaman confirmed the matter.

The injured doctor Riaz Uddin, a consultant at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a medical centre on OR Nizam Road, suffered serious injuries after being attacked over the death of the baby.

The one-year-old baby was admitted to the hospital’s Pediatric ICU with breathing problems on Saturday night. The baby died after it was transferred to the NICU on Sunday morning.

The baby’s father Sumon then called relatives and assaulted Riaz.

The doctor was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s ICU after the attack.

The authorities of the medical centre filed the case with Panchlaish Police Station against the father and 20 unidentified suspects.

The Bangladesh Medical Association has issued a statement demanding justice for Riaz and Raktim Das, another doctor who was attacked at Patia General Hospital on Apr 10.

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