Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Injured Kushtia child Afifa dies at DMCH

Published on: 9:36 pm - Thursday | August 30, 2018
A one-year-old girl, who received critical injuries after falling down from her mother’s lap when a bus hit them in Kushtia district town on Tuesday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early Thursday.

Deceased Afifa, daughter of Harunur Rashid, died around 4:45 am.

DMC police outpost SI Bachchu Mia confirmed the matter.

UNB said, Afifa fell from her mother’s lap when a bus of ‘Ganjeraj Paribahan’ hit her mother Rina Akter from behind while crossing the road at Chourhash intersection in the district town on Tuesday, leaving them injured.

Later, they were taken to Kushtia General Hospital from where Afifa was referred to DMCH for better treatment, her father said.

The video footage of the incident went viral on the social networking site Facebook, sparking an uproar among the locals.

Meanwhile, locals including students and journalists on Wednesday formed a human chain at Chourhash Intersection demanding exemplary punishment of the driver.




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