Boy Bleeds to Death After Circumcision

THE INDEPENDENT, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, June 27, 2005.

Three doctors arrested in Chandpur

Monday June 27 2005 11:39:10 AM BDT

June 26 : Shahrasti thana police arrested three doctors and a health assistant of Chitoshi Bazar Grameen Kalyan Shastha Kendra on June 23 last in connection with a GR case and another case filed with Shahrasti thana by one Jahangir Hossain as his son Habibur Rahman, died after circumcision.

All the three doctors and health assistant were sent to jail hajat on Saturday by the court of Magistrate (Ist class) Abul Hasnat Humayun Kabir who rejected their bail petition.

The arrested doctors and a health assistant are Dr. Abu Taher Md. Golam Mortaja (32) hailing from Kaliganj village of Dimla thana in Nilphamari district, Dr. Sultana Nazneen (26), of Jhitka village in Harirampur upazila of Manikganj district, Dr. Aklima Khatoon (21) of Raghoi village in Madhupur thana of Tangail and health assistant Akbar Hossain (20) hailing from Mirjapur village of Laksam upazila of Comilla.

According to the police source, Jahangir Hossain brought his only son Habibur Rahman (8 years) to Chitoshi Bazar Grameen Kalyan Shastha Kendra for circumcision from his home at Bernaiya at around 12-30 PM on June 23 last. After circumcision at this centre, ill-fated Habib was profusely bleeding at his male organ.

Then, an injection was pushed by the doctor. At this, the boy's condition worsened.

As per advice of the doctors of this centre, Habib was being rushed to Comilla Sonar Bangla Hospital but he died on the way at around 4 PM.

This angered the people. A case was filed.

Police then arrested the above three doctors along with a staff and sent them to Chandpur district jail in June 24.

The Independent

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