Dhaka – The chief of intelligence wing of the Rapid Action Battalion Lt Col Abul Kalam Azad died at a hospital in Dhaka six days after he was injured in a terrorist attack in Sylhet, officials said on Friday.
Doctors at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka announced him dead in the morning. He was brought back to CMH from Singapore where he was rushed immediately after he was wounded, a battalion spokesman said.
Five other people were killed and more than 40 others injured in two explosions near a militants den in South Surma neighbourhood of the north-eastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet.
Army commandos carried out an operation and killed four suspected militants in the den.
Azad was taken to Singapore for better treatment after his injuries in bomb blasts during the operation codenamed Twilight on March 25. Azad was brought back home from Singapore on Wednesday.
An autopsy conducted on his body disclosed that he died of splinter wounds.
“We found his left eye damage …he died due to splinter hit in his brain and we recovered a splinter from his brain which was entered from left eye”, said Dr Sohel Mahmud, head of the forensic department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The first funeral prayers were held at Cantonment Central Mosque. The second prayers while the second at RAB Headquarters in the afternoon.
He will be buried at Banani military graveyard.