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4 physicians get bail in Rafida death case in Chittagong

  • Published at 01:46 pm August 27th, 2018
Rafida Khan Raifa
Journalist Rubel Khan and his 28-month-old daughter Rafia Khan.The child died at Max Hospital in Chittagong city due to negligence of the hospital staff on June 30, 2018 Facebook

The infant died at Max Hospital due to alleged incorrect treatment and negligence on June 30

A Chittagong court has granted bail to four physicians accused for the death of Rafida Khan Raifa— until such time as the police submit a probe report in the case.

The accused child specialist Dr Bidhan Roy Chowdhury, 50; Dr Debashish Sengupta, 32; Dr Shuvra Deb, 32; and the hospital’s managing director, Dr Liakat Ali Khan, 57, were granted bail on Monday.

The Metropolitan Court-2 Magistrate Abu Salem Md Noman granted the bail in Chittagong, said Kazi Shahabuddin Ahmed, assistant commissioner (Prosecution) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police.

Earlier, a case was filed with Chawkbazar police station, against four doctors, in connection with the death of Rafida – daughter of Journalist Rubel Khan – for wrong treatment and negligence.

Two-and-half-year-old Rafida died at the city’s Max Hospital, due to alleged incorrect treatment and negligence, on June 30.

The hospital gave Rafida a dose of antibiotics—which triggered convulsions in her body. The doctors later administered an injection, which led to her death.