Physician found dead in Chattogram


A pediatrician, who served at Madina Maternity and Children’s Hospital and established a clinic in Chattogram’s Kumira after returning home, was found dead in Kumira Ghatghar area beside Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Friday morning, reports UNB .

The deceased Md Shah Alam, 58, was son of late Azizul Haque of Kumira area.

Local people found the body lying beside the highway at 8:00am on Friday and informed police.

Shamim Sheikh, inspector (investigation), Sitakunda model police station, said police recovered the body and sent it to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

Kumira union parishad chairman said he knows Shah Alam for long. He was the pediatric department head of Medina Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

After serving there for long 30 years he returned home recently and established a clinic named ‘Baby Care’ at Kumira bazar to serve the people of his locality, he said.

“He might have been murdered while going home on Thursday night, but it will be known after once the autopsy report is available,” he added.

Lawyer Mir Helal, a relative of the victim, said Shah Alam returned to the country only to serve his own people and established a modern child care clinic in his area.

He established the clinic purely out of philanthropic motives and it has become popular among the people, Helal told Prothom Alo.

He did not either have any enemy so we are totally in dark about the motive behind the killing, he added.