‘Dr Rajan Karmakar died of cardiac arrest’

Dr Rajan Karmakar, son-in-law of Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, died of cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his rate of heart beat, according to viscera report, released recently.

Earlier on March 16, Dr Rajan Karmakar, 39, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery department under the dentistry faculty of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and husband of the minister’s daughter Krishna Rani Majumder, was taken to Square Hospitals Ltd in an unconscious state around 3:45 am where doctors declared him dead.

While asking, Asaduzzaman, doctor at Square Hospital, informed newsmen that they no marks of injury was not found on Rajan’s body.

He said they were initially convinced that Dr. Rajan died of heart failure.

Although his family members, colleagues and friends then claimed that Rajan’s death was not natural and that he was murdered. They demanded a proper autopsy without any influence.

Sujon Karmakar, a maternal uncle of the deceased, filed a written complaint to police alleging that it was not a natural death.

After the autopsy, Dr Uttam Kumar Barua, Director of ShSMCH, said the forensic medicine department has conducted an autopsy and it was found that the body has no injury marks.

At that time, Prof Dr Selim Reza, chief of ShSMCH forensic department, said: “We are not sure yet how Dr Rajan actually died although we are done with the autopsy.”

The heart and tissues from the deceased’s stomach for the viscera tests were collected and would be sent to the lab to determine the cause of death, he added.

“The lab will also conduct histopathology tests to avoid further confusion,” Selim said.

However, the final result of chemic analysis and histopathological reports showed that Rajan Karmakar died as his cardiovascular system stopped.

Prof Dr Selim Reza confirmed the matter.