Rasel Sarker gets prosthetic leg

Savar Correspondent
Published : 17:08, Apr 18, 2019 | Updated : 17:10, Apr 18, 2019

Rasel Sarker at a training session after getting prosthetic leg from Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed on Thursday, April 18, 2019.Rasel Sarker, who lost a leg after a bus operated by ‘Green Line Paribahan’ ran over him last year, has got a prosthetic leg.
An artificial leg was attached to him at Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) on Thursday (Apr 18), said Mohammad Shafiq, head of CRP's Orthopaedic Anatomy Department.
“Rasel has received a Swiss-made artificial leg from CRP and the surgery was free of cost.
“His legs went through medical test and finally the prosthetic was attached. He will be able to walk properly after four weeks till then he will train on the artificial leg for his regular activities,” he added.
Rasel said: “The prosthetic leg reminds me of my old days when I used have both my legs. CRP has given me a new life.
“I am grateful to CRP and all its employees,” he added.
Executive officer of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP), Shafiqul Islam said: “Everyone supported him after the accident, so we tried to help too.
“We will provide him with all the services and supports he needs.”
Rasel lost his left leg on Apr 28 last year when a Green Line-operated bus ran him over when he stepped outside his car to check for damage after the bus had rear-ended the car.
The incident took place on the Mayor Md Hanif Flyover at Dhaka’s Dholaipar.
After being informed, police impounded the bus and detained bus driver Kabir near the National Press Club.
On Apr 10, the High Court asked Green Line Paribahan to pay Rasel Tk 5 million in compensation. Later, the company handed a cheque of Tk 500,000 to Rasel, while the court gave the bus company a month to pay the rest.