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08:05 PM, December 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:08 PM, December 05, 2018

Moulvibazar infant’s body to be exhumed tomorrow

The body of a seven-day-old baby who died in Moulvibazar during a countrywide transport strike will be exhumed tomorrow for autopsy.

Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Barlekha Police Station and the investigation officer, confirmed our local correspondent of the development today.

The move is being undertaken in line with a previous court order.

Meanwhile, the two accused in the case filed over the death were arrested last night and sent to jail by a court today, the OC added.

The arrestees are Alim Uddin, 48, son of Habib Ali of Mahidikona village, and Zakir Hossain Rajan, 22, son of Zahir Uddin of the same area.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On October 28, the baby died in an ambulance at Chandgram of Moulvibazar after transport workers during their strike yesterday held the vehicle for around an hour and a half.

The girl's father Kuton Mia, of Ajmir in Baralekha upazila, first took the sick child to Baralekha Upazila Health Complex, but doctors there referred her to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, according to the family members.

Without delay, the parents started for the hospital in the ambulance around 10:00am  on the day but the vehicle was repeatedly stopped on the road, including at Baralekha Bazar and Daser Bazar.

When they reached Chandgram, the ambulance was halted again and this time its driver was beaten up and the key to the vehicle was taken away. 

The ambulance was held there for around an hour and half and as the condition of the child worsened, the parents around 2:30pm took her to a nearby clinic where doctors declared her dead.

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