‘No way to restore eyesight of Siddiqur’: Indian physicians

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Dhaka, July 31: Indian physicians of Shankar Netralaya in Chennai on Monday said there is no way to restore the eyesight of Government Titumir College student M Siddiqur Rahman.

Shankar Netralaya physician Lingam Gopal said the tests confirmed that it is not possible to restore the eyesight of Siddiqur and even surgery would not do any good.

Siddiqur’s classmate Sheikh Farid told media that Siddiqur and his brother Nayeb Ali cried for a long time after hearing the news. They were shattered after talking with the physicians, he added.

Assistant professor of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital Zahidul Islam, who is with Siddiqur in Chennai, refrained from commenting on a social site. He only said the reports were sent to the Bangladesh government.

Siddiqur was flown to Chennai in India last Thursday for better treatment.

On July 20, Titumir College student Siddiqur sustained injuries in his eyes during a demonstration when the police fired tear shells on agitating students of seven government colleges, affiliated with the University of Dhaka, at Shahbagh in the city.

Siddiqur was undergoing treatment in the capital’s National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital where surgeries on both of his eyes were done on July 22.