DU student goes missing while taking bath in Gorai River


Dhaka – A fourth-year pharmacy student of Dhaka University went missing while taking bath at the Gorai River in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia district on Monday.

The student was identified as Tanvir, 23, fourth-year student of pharmacy department of Dhaka University and resident of Barguna district.
The incident took place at Koya Gorai railway bridge area of Kumarkhali on Kushtia-Rajbari railway line around 4:45pm on Monday. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Saidul Islam visited the spot. Tanvir is a resident of Barguna district.

According to fire service and Kumarkhali police station sources, 13 students of pharmacy department of Dhaka University went to visit various places of Meherpur and Kushtia. The incident took place while three of them went to Gorai River to take bath and Tanvir drowned.

On information, Kumarkhali fire service personnel immediately started the rescue operation.

Mohsin Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kumarkhali Police Station, said among thirteen, twelve are okay now. He acknowledged Tanvir is still missing.

Efforts are on to rescue him, the OC said.

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