A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was expelled from the organisation yesterday for assaulting an intern of a hospital.
Shahzaman Bin Shahid, who was organising secretary of Kushtia district unit BCL, was expelled following an emergency meeting of the organisation.
“BCL found evidence of Shahzaman's involvement in the incident and expelled him,” said Kushtia unit BCL General Secretary Sa'ad Ahmed.
Kushtia General Hospital Resident Medical Officer Tapos Kumar Sarker said Basir Ahmed, 60, of Milpara area in the town was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning and died the same day.
Relatives of the victim, who was maternal uncle of Shahzaman, alleged that doctors' negligence caused his death.
Hearing the news Shahzaman rushed to the hospital with his men and abused the doctors, nurses and other staff. They assaulted Humayira Islam, an intern of Kushtia Medical College Hospital, temporarily working at Kushtia General Hospital, and ransacked her room.
The interns declared a strike yesterday until punishment of the BCL men.
Superintendent of Police (SP) ASM Mehedi Hasan told the interns that police have arrested two BCL activists involved in the incident. The arrestees are Russel Hasan, BCL activist and cousin of Shahzaman, and Anjan Hasan, an activist of Kushtia Government College unit BCL.
The SP asked the interns to withdraw the strike, which they did.
He said a drive is on to arrest Shahzaman.