Condition of infant, sustained bullet injuries in womb, stable
DMCH Correspondent

The condition of the newborn who sustained bullet injuries at her womb is stable, said a doctor of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

A nine-member medical board headed by Professor Abid Hossain Mollah, head of the paediatric department of DMCH, has been formed to monitor the condition of the infant.

Dr kaniz Hasina of the department said: "Eye specialist has examined the baby. Nothing can be said about its right eye condition. However the specialist said the baby may lose the sight of its right eye.

"It will recover the other three bullet-wound."

Professor Ashraf-ul-Haq Kajol, one of the members of the team, told Dhaka Tribune that the condition of infant daughter is out of danger.

However, the baby is now under monitoring by the medical team, he said, adding: “We are hopeful to return to the baby to her mother’s lap.”

A pregnant woman and the child she was carrying survived bullet injuries during shooting on Friday in Magura allegedly by members of the Chhatra League.

Later, her infant daughter was born three months prematurely after doctors operated her out of the womb.

The neonate was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday morning, where doctors were monitoring her condition carefully. The mother is in Magura, in also stable condition.

The mother, Nazma Khatun, 30, of Dolaipar was taken to Magura Sadar Hospital at the night of the incident on July 24.

According to Sheuli, Nazma’s sister, the child had sustained two bullet wounds while in the womb.

Sheuli said on the day of the incident, men belonging to the local Chhatra League demanded extortion money from one Kamrul Bhuiyan, but he refused to pay them.

Angered at his refusal to pay the money, the Chhatra League men shot at him, injuring Nazma, her unborn child and Kamrul’s associate, Miraz, 35 in the process. 

Print Friendly and PDF