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Fast unto death: Latif Siddiqui hospitalised

19 Dec 2018, 12:12 | updated: 19 Dec 2018, 12:14

NTV Online

Tangail: Former Awami League minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui was admitted to Tangail General Hospital after he fell sick on Wednesday while continuing fast unto death protesting an attack on his motorcade during electioneering.

Demanding the withdrawal of the officer-in-charge of Kalihati Police Station and immediate arrest of those attacked his motorcade, the expelled AL leader who is contesting the election as an independent candidate from Tangail-4 (Kalihati) constituency, went on hunger strike on December 16, reports the UNB.

He fell sick on Tuesday night while continuing his demonstration in front of the office of the Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner of Tangail Shahidul Islam for the second consecutive day, braving cold and rain.

As his condition deteriorated, he was admitted to Tangail General Hospital around 9:00am Wednesday, reports UNB Tangail Correspondent from the spot.

Latif Siddiqui came under attack allegedly by the supporters of a local MP-backed union parishad chairman at Soratail in Kalihati upazila that left 20 people injured.

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