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Mistreatment takes youth's life in Meherpur

  • Published at 05:46 pm May 27th, 2018
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The family and relatives of 14-year Noyon wailing after knowing that he died due to alleged mistreatment by Sub-Assistant Community Medical Officer (SACMO) Mominur Rahman in Baradi Bajar of Meherpur Ashraful Islam/Dhaka Tribune

Noyon was suffering from stomach pains for several days

A fourteen-year-old teenager died on Saturday due to alleged mistreatment by Sub-Assistant Community Medical Officer (SACMO) Mominur Rahman in Baradi Bajar of Meherpur district.

Family members claimed Mominur caused the death of Noyon, son of Mominul Islam of Rajnagar Ghorapara on Saturday, around 2pm.

Noyon was suffering from stomach pains for several days and when it escalated on Friday night, he was taken to Mominur's chamber in Baradi on Saturday. 

He was diagnosed with gastric problems by the SACMO physician who pushed four injections into his veins, along with saline. 

However, around 12pm, he started having loose motion and after a while he became unconscious. 

Seeing his health deteriorating alarmingly, he was rushed to Meherpur General Hospital on the advice of Mominur, where he was declared dead by the on-duty doctor around 2pm.

Overcome with grief, Noyon's father suspected him to have already died before he was taken to Meherpur General Hospital.

Noyon's bereaved family, however, refused to send his body in for autopsy. 

Mominur, who is only a Paramedic, sits at Sheba Medical and Pharmacy in Baradi Bajar and also serves as the SACMO in Amjhupi Sub-Health Complex.

When questioned about Noyon's treatment, he said the youth had been a patient of his for a long time and he has treated him in a similar manner many times previously. 

Meherpur Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Samiul Huq said: “SACMO physicians cannot use “doctor” as their title. If anyone dies at their hands, legal actions will be taken against them.”

Baradi police camp in-charge Bablu Mia said: “If the family of the deceased file any charges against Mominur, we will take action.”