Fazle Rahim Khan Shahriar, father of Gulshan attack survivor Tahmid Hasib Khan, has been hospitalised at a private hospital in Dhaka on Monday.
Shahriar, managing director of Aftab Bohumukhi Farms, collapsed on Monday morning and is now in a critical condition, Tahmid's cousin Rasheek Irtisam told the Dhaka Tribune.
He is undergoing treatment at the critical care unit in the hospital, Rasheek added. However, the hospital's name and further details on Shahriar's condition have not been disclosed.
The surviving hostages of the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka who were rescued by a joint commando force in Operation Thunderbolt on July 2 morning were all taken to the Detective Branch of police after the 11-hour terror siege ended.
Tahmid's family, as well as the family of Hasnat Karim, a former North South University teacher who is also among the survivors, say they have not returned home, although Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune on Saturday that police had released “all the rescued hostages after questioning them about the incident” before Eid.
Tahmid's family said he is epileptic and they have tried to get him medical attention and legal representation, but were unable to do so.
The friends and family of the University of Toronto student are running a social media campaign to help secure his release and get some answers as to what has happened to him.