BSMMU doctor dies under unclear circumstances

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:43, Mar 17, 2019 | Updated : 18:51, Mar 17, 2019

Rajan`s uncle talking to the media on Sunday (Mar 17)A Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) doctor had died amongst yet unclear circumstances.
The deceased is Dr Rajan Karmakar, an assistant professor of the hospital’s Maxillofacial Department, who was declared dead after being brought to the capital’s Square Hospital in the early hours of Sunday (Mar 17).
Rajan’s family claims that his wife has killed him and demanded an autopsy but the cause of his death is unclear.
He was married to Krishna Majumder, the daughter of Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder.
“We want a fair probe and autopsy. We’ll do everything required to know the cause of death,” said Sujan, Rajan’s uncle.
Sujan said that Krishna called up his mother at night and said that he had died and threatened to kill herself.
“I rushed to the hospital at 4 am after my sister [Rajan’s mother] called me,” Sujan said.
He added that they have arranged for an autopsy and were preparing to open a case.
The deceased cousin Ovi said that Rajan and his wife were not getting along for a while and their fights had turned violent a number of times.
Rajan’s colleagues have also called for an autopsy saying that such incidents have happened before.
“No one is opposed to Rajan’s family’s demand for autopsy. I spoke to the minister and he’s okay with it too,” said BSMMU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Chairman Dr Kazi Billur Rahman.
Saying that he went to the hospital immediately after receiving the news, he added, “I only saw his face, not his body. Everything looked normal to me.”
“As a doctor I think that there should be an autopsy,” said BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Dr Kanak Kanti Barua told Bangla Tribune.
Square Hospital Emergency Department’s physician Dr Asaduzzaman said, “His family brought Dr Rajan at 3:45 am. We declared him dead as we found no sign of life and the ECG was a straight line too.”
He added that there were no signs of injury and they suspect an arterial block to be the cause of death.
“We are processing to hand the dead body over to the family but didn’t recommend an autopsy. But if the family wants, they can go ahead with it,” he said.
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police OC Jan-e-Alam Munshi said, “We sent the police to hospital after receiving the news. We’ll take action if the deceased’s family files a complaint.”