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Child van-puller Shahin in coma

  • Published at 10:19 pm June 30th, 2019
File photo of Dhaka Medical College Hospital
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Shahin was found with a slit in his head when he went to drive his van in Satkhira, on Friday morning

Van-puller Shahin Alam, 16, rescued in Satkhira on Friday with a cracked skull, is still in coma.

A medical board of 7 or 8 doctors was formed for Shahin’s treatment, headed by Professor Asit Chandra Sarker, Department of Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

“He is now in critical condition. Whether he will improve or not, we can only say after 2 or 3 days. He has a deep injury to his head,” said Asit Chandra Sarker, on Sunday.

Shahin was found with a slit in his head when he went to drive his van in Satkhira, on Friday morning.

Immediately after the injury he was taken to Satkhira Sadar Hospital and later transferred to DMCH on Saturday night.

Shahin is the eldest of 3 offspring and a class seven student at Dulakata Alia Madrasa. He lived with his family in Mongolcoat village of Keshobpur upazila in Jessore district.

His father, Haider Morol, had a battery-run van which Shahin drove in his free time and to earn some money and help his family.

Shahin’s mother Khadiza Begum who was found sitting in front of the ICU of DMCH told the Dhaka Tribune: “He got a phone call at 7am in the morning to go for a trip. He took four passengers on his van from Keshabpur Bazar in Jessore.

“On the way, some unidentified men attacked Shahin at Patkelghata in Satkhira district, injured him severely, and stole his van. A few minutes later, he lost consciousness. He is still senseless,” said the victim’s mother.

“I always told him not to drive the van. It’s not your duty to run the family,” Khadiza sighed.

She said: “My son is not a quarrelsome boy. I don’t know why he was attacked and injured.”

A case was filed on Saturday with Patkelghata police station.

Riaz Hossen, Officer in-charge of the police station said the case has been filed against 3 unnamed persons, but no one has been arrested so far.