DMCH intern doctors on strike over failure to arrest peer’s attackers
Intern doctors at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital have called an indefinite strike to protest against police failure to arrest those who attacked one of their peers on Monday.
DMCH Intern Doctors' Council called the strike today (August 11, 2022)
Earlier, the council had given a 48-hour ultimatum to identify the attackers and take legal steps against them, which did not bear any fruit.
"Forty-eight hours have passed but the DU students who had attacked Dr Md Sazzad Hossain at the Central Shaheed Minar on Monday night are yet to be identified and punished. Protesting this, the DMCH intern doctors will abstain from work until further notice," the release read.
On Monday night, some students of Dhaka University thrashed Dr Sazzad Hossen on Central Shaheed Minar premises "without any valid reason", he claimed.
"Around 9:00pm on August 8, I sat on the premises of Central Shaheed Minar. Suddenly, some students of the University of Dhaka (wearing T-shirts with the logo of Dhaka University) appeared and started asking me about my identity and institution," Dr Sazzad wrote on his Facebook page.
"When I told them that I am a student of Dhaka Medical College, they wanted to check my ID card. As I failed to show my ID card at that moment, they started beating me and hurled abusive words at me," his post also read.
Later, the victim filed a complaint against some unnamed people at the Shahbagh Police Station over the matter. An FIR was subsequently filed based on the complaint.