Hand losing student Rajib on life support


Dhaka, Apr 10: Government Titumir College student Rajib Hasan who got his right arm lost being pressed between two buses in the city has been kept on life support at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).Professor Dr Mohammad Shamsuzzam Shahin, head of the DMCH Orthopedic Department and chief of a 7-member medical board, on Tuesday said Rajib was put on life support around 4am as his condition deteriorated.

On April 3, Rajib Hasan, a 2nd year student of Govt Titumir College, was going to attend his classes by a double-decker bus of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BTRC). He was standing on the rear gate dangling his right hand outside as the bus was overcrowded.

When the bus got stranded at the Sonargaon crossing near Panthakunja park, a ‘Sajan Paribahan’ bus tried to make its way through the narrow space on between the BRTC bus and the footpath. However, Rajib’s right hand was pressed in between the two buses and got severed from the elbow.

Being rescued, the victim was taken to MH Samorita Hospital at Panthapath.

Later, he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of DMCH.