A pregnant primary School teacher who was suffering from breathing problem at Faridpur Medical College Hospital allegedly for lack of oxygen died around 8:30am on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Ripa Das, 33, wife of Mithun Sarker of Ramkal village in Rajbari district’s Pangsha upazila. She was also an assistant teacher of Ramkal Government Primary School.
Victims brother-in-law Dhiraj Kumar said Ripa was admitted to the hospital on Sunday for pregnancy related complications.
He said Kaniz Fatema, a gynecologist at Faridpur Medical College Hospital, took her to the operation theater for performing an abortion.
Ripa was sent to the general bed at 7am on Monday while she was suffering from serious breathing problem. Despite requesting repeatedly for a long time, hospital nurses and interns could not provide her oxygen. An oxygen cylinder was brought in about an hour later when Ripa had already expired.
Her body was taken to Ramkal village at noon.