Student dies after fall from a coconut tree at Dhaka University

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 08:35, May 10, 2019 | Updated : 08:38, May 10, 2019

DU Student BarunBarun Biswas, a Dhaka University (DU) student has died after falling from a coconut tree.

The deceased was identified as a second year student of applied mathematics and a resident of Jagannath Hall’s October building. He was also the champion of the DU inter-hall chess tournament. According to witnesses, Barun slipped and fell while attempting to climb the tree around 10:30pm on Thursday (May 10).

He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead around 11pm.

DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said, “We are trying to contact Barun’s family.”

DMCH police outpost in-charge Bacchu Mia said the body is being kept at the hospital morgue.

Last year on the same day, Towfique Omar, a first year student of the DU Urdu department, died after falling from a mango tree.