Six cut wounds were found on the body of Faisal Arefin Dipan, publisher of Jagriti Prokashony, a publication house, who was hacked to death by miscreants on Saturday, the autopsy report says.After performing the autopsy, Dr Kazi Mohammad Abu Shama, acting chief of the Forensic Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), told reporters that six stab cuts, three of them deep, were found in Dipan’s neck.
His spinal cord was found severed, added Shama.
He also said the attackers used heavy and sharp tools in the killing incident.
After the autopsy was done, the body of Dipan, also son of former professor of Dhaka University’s Bangla department Abul Kashem Fazlul Haq was handed over to his family members at about 11:30 on Sunday.
Faisal Arefin Dipan was stabbed to death by miscreants on the 2nd floor of Aziz Super Market in the city’s Shahbagh area some time after 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Assistant commissioner (Ramna Zone) of police Shibly Noman said Dipan was found lying in a pool of blood in his publication house in the evening.
He was first taken to Square Hospital and then shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead around 7:15 pm.
Earlier in the day, Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, publisher of ‘Shuddhoswar Prokashoni’ and two writers — Sudeep Kumar Roy Barman alias Ranadeep Basu and Tareque Rahim — were stabbed by some unidentified miscreants in the city’s Lalmatia area.
They are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.