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Dinajpur UNO attacked at official residence, airlifted to Dhaka

  • Published at 07:51 am September 3rd, 2020
Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam
File photo of Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam Dhaka Tribune

She has been airlifted to Dhaka, to be taken to the National Institute of Neurosciences for better treatment

Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam and her father have been critically injured in an attack by miscreants at her government residence.

Local sources said miscreants broke into the UNO's residence at around 2:30am on Thursday, through a window. After entering the house, the miscreants started hacking UNO Wahida.

Her father Omar Ali also received critical injuries as he came for his daughter's rescue.

Both the injured were first taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Later, the UNO was shifted to the ICU of Rangpur Community Medical College Hospital.

Bangladesh Air Force officials carry a critically injured Dinajpur UNO Wahida Khanam onboard a helicopter in Rangpur, to bring her to Dhaka for better treatment on Thursday, September 3, 2020 | ISPR Dr Tofayel Hossain Bhuiyan, head of the neurosurgery at the Rangpur Medical College Hospital, said the UNO received injuries on the left side of her head.

Ghoraghat police station OC Amirul Islam could not confirm the reason behind the attack.

The UNO was airlifted to Dhaka by a Bangladesh Air Force helicopter in the afternoon, Noor Islam, assistant director of the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate, told Dhaka Tribune.

She will be taken to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Agargaon.

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