UNO Wahida’s condition stable after surgery: Doctor

The condition of Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam, who suffered serious injuries in an attack by miscreants on Thursday, is now stable, said a physician at the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital.

“Her condition is stable after doctors conducted a surgery from 9:30 pm to 11 pm on Thursday. She’s undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU),” said Dr Badrul Alam, joint director of the hospital.

“Doctors at the ICU have informed me she (Wahida) is stable now and today they’ll conduct some tests,” he said while talking to UNB over phone.

Wahida Khanam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Ghoraghat, was seriously injured in an attack by miscreants at her home on the Upazila Parishad premises early Thursday.

Her father Omar Ali was also injured in the gruesome attack. They were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.

Later, the UNO was airlifted from Rangpur to Dhaka by a Bangladesh Air Force MI-171SH helicopter. She was admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka.

Prime suspect held

Meanwhile, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in a joint drive arrested the prime suspect of the attack on Ghoraghat UNO Wahida Khanam from Kaliganj in Hili area of Dinajpur district early Friday.

The arrestee was identified as Asadul Haque, 35, son of Amzad Hossain of Osmanpur in the upazila. Later, he was taken to Rab office in Rangpur district.

source: UNB