Government Titumir College student M Siddiqur Rahman, who suffered serious eye injuries during a police action at Shahbagh, has been flown to Chennai in India on Thursday for better treatment.
The health and family affairs ministry is bearing all the expenses of Siddiqur’s treatment at Shankar Netralaya in Chennai.
Siddiqur’s classmate Sheikh Farid said they started for the airport from the hospital around 10:00am along with Siddiqur’s elder brother Nayeb Ali and Zahidul Islam, an assistant professor of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital.
Titumir College student Siddiqur sustained injuries in his eyes during a demonstration on 20 July when the police charged 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 last Saturday.