Barun 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.