Railway engineer dies of Covid-19

A diploma engineer of Bangladesh Railway died of corona virus pandemic in Rajshahi medical college hospital (RMCH) on Saturday noon. 

The man was Alam Sarwar Morshed, 53, son of late Rafiuddin Mollah of Ramgoplapara in Shailkupa municipality. The man had been serving in Bangladesh railway at Chattragram as an assistant engineer. The number of death following covid 19 was three in a month.

The burial activities were performed on the ambulance that carried the body to his Shailkupa village home from Rajashai where the locals had refused to participate in janaja and even denied of handing over the Khatiya meant for carrying body to the graveyard.

Shailkupa upazila health and family planning officer (UHFPO) Dr. Rashed Al Mamun said they received the corona positive report about Alam Sarwar Morshed from Kushtia Laboratories on April 2 (Thursday). 

He was rushed to the corona care unit in RMCH on the day hoping better treatment. But he died there on Saturday noon while he was undergoing treatment.

Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) Deputy Director Abdul Hamid Khan said advised by the deputy commissioner of Jhenidah Saroj Kumar Nath, they had arranged the burial under the supervision of IFB  field supervisor Abdur Razzaque in the midnight of Saturday as per the guidelines. 

Stating the pitiable situation following burial of the body at Shailkupa, the deputy director said they were facing troubles when no one in the locality participated in the burial activities following Islamic norms. 

Further, the villagers denied of handing over the khatiya to them for carrying the body to the graveyard. Finding no other alternative, they buried the body anyway. They maintained social distance and other religious norms during burial, Deputy Director said.