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UNO Wahida's condition improves, to be shifted to HDU

  • Published at 09:52 am September 7th, 2020
Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam
File photo of Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam Dhaka Tribune

UNO's domestic help has been detained for interrogation over the attack 

Doctors at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka have decided to shift Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam to its high dependency unit (HDU) from the intensive care unit (ICU) as her condition has improved.

Dr Mohammad Zahed Hossain, chief of the medical board formed for the Ghoraghat UNO of Dinajpur, came up with the information while talking to the media on Monday, reports Bangla Tribune.

"Wahida's 72-hour observation by the doctors ended on Sunday night. The medical board sat on Monday morning and decided to shift her to the HDU observing her health condition," he said. 

Dr Zahed said there is still no improvement of the right side of her injured body which remains paralyzed.

"We cannot say right now how long it will take for the recovery. We have already started the necessary physiotherapy.

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"She is regaining her senses and has talked to her husband," he added.

Wahida Khanam was seriously injured in an attack by miscreants who broke into her official residence in Ghoraghat early Thursday.

Her father, Omar Ali, was also injured in the gruesome attack. They were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.

Later, the UNO was airlifted from Rangpur to Dhaka by a Bangladesh Air Force MI-171SH helicopter.

Meanwhile, police apprehended the domestic help of Wahida for interrogation in connection with the attack.

Jobaida Begum, 38, was detained from Chakbamunia village in Ghoraghat on Sunday night, police sources said.

Besides, the law enforcers, in their drive, also seized a red shirt, a plastic pipe, and personal protective equipment which were used by the miscreants during the attack, they said.

The law enforcers has so far arrested three people, including prime suspect Asadul Islam, and all of them were remanded for their alleged involvement in the attack.

Besides, six people, including the domestic help, were detained for interrogation.

Our correspondent Halim Al Raji, Hili contributed to this report

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