Jagannath University student dies of fever


News Desk: ‘Fever 104 degrees, cold, cough. Al-Amin, a fourth-year student of the Bangla department at Jagannath University, posted such a post on Facebook with a high fever. Al-Amin did not recover, although many in the house wished him a speedy recovery. He died on the way to a private hospital in Mirpur on Thursday morning. The Bangla Department of Jagannath University has expressed deep grief over his untimely death.

Citing Al-Amin’s classmates, Assistant Professor Ariful Abed told Prothom Alo that Al-Amin moved to Dhaka from Bogra after EID. He had a fever for two or three days. Al-Amin died on the way to the hospital after a sudden fever on Wednesday. He is thought to have died of dengue.

Al-Amin’s classmate Tanvir Islam said, “We lived in the same room. He studied hard. I saw his fever post on Facebook and told him to show the doctor by phone. There is a private hospital in front of our mess in Mirpur. When his condition deteriorated on Thursday morning, Mess members arranged for him to be taken to hospital. But al-Amin died on the way to the hospital.

A statement issued by the Bangla Department expressing grief over Al-Amin’s death said that a prayer mahfil has been organized at the Central Jame Mosque of the university after Friday prayers to seek forgiveness of his soul.

Al-Amin’s village home is in Nandigram, Bogra. He will be buried there after Janaza.


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