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Cop injured during poll duty dies

Update : 12 Feb 2014, 07:07 PM

A police constable, who had sustained burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack while discharging poll duty on the night before the 10th parliamentary polls at Laxmipur, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital early yesterday.

“M Imam Uddin, 48, a constable of Laxmipur sadar police station, died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit at the DMCH around 1:30am,” Oyhed Morshed, on duty doctor of the unit, told the Dhaka Tribune.

Imam was suffering from diabetics and heart diseases and 30% burn injuries because of the petrol bomb attack, the doctor said, adding that all the complications made his condition critical.

Officer-in-Charge of Ramganj police station M Lokman Hossain said Imam came under the petrol bomb attack by the activists of the then opposition alliance around 9pm on January 4, at Kumartola Government Primary School polling centre.

A case was filed with the police station against 17 named and 200 unnamed people in this connection, Lokman said, adding that four of the accused were in jail and the case would be turned into a murder case.

Imam’s body was handed over to his family following an autopsy. Victim’s wife Ayesha Khatun received the body and took it to Noakhali.

Ayesha’s cousin Shirajul Islam said Imram left three daughters – elder one, Esha Khatun Sathi, was married, the second one Amena Khatun, 13, a student of class three at Noakhali Union High School and the youngest Tamanna Islam Urmi, 6, a class one student of the same school.

According to the DMCH burn unit, around 13 victims of the election violence were still undergoing treatment.

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