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Probe started into upazila health complex vandalism in Sylhet

  • Three-member investigation committee
  • Led by DGHS director 
  • Health complex vandalized following crash involving Chhatra League activists
Update : 22 Jan 2024, 10:41 AM

The Directorate General of Health Services on Sunday formed a three-member investigation committee to probe into vandalism and arson at Jaintapur Upazila Health Complex in Sylhet.

Per the office order, the committee headed by DGHS Director (Administration) Prof Dr Md Shamiul Islam will visit the upazila health complex.

Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Md Salauddin Mia confirmed the matter. 

Earlier, Dr Salauddin filed a case against 300 Chhatra League leaders and activists in connection with the vandalism of the health complex after the death of four activists of the organization following a road accident in Jaintapur on Saturday night.

Tajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Jaintapur police station, said the case was filed against 250 to 300 unnamed individuals in connection with the vandalism of the health complex and the burning of cars.

Four activists of Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, sustained critical injuries after their microbus plunged into a roadside ditch on the Sylhet-Tamabil road under Jaintapur upazila early on Saturday.

They were brought to Jaintapur Upazila Health Complex. Some Chhatra League leaders and activists got into an altercation with doctors as they did not get an ambulance to bring the injured to Sylhet.

Two ambulances, hospital furniture and various emergency department equipment were reportedly vandalized by activists of Chhatra League and Awami League.

The perpetrators also beat up on-duty doctors and torched a car parked in the garage of the hospital.

Doctors declared the four people dead when they were brought to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

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