Wahida Khanam, the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Ghoraghat Upazila of Dinajpur, and her father were injured when they came under attack at her official residence early today.
The UNO and her father — Omor Ali, a freedom fighter — were rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in the morning.
Later around 12:45 pm, a helicopter carrying UNO Wahida left Rangpur for Dhaka, reports our Dinajpur correspondent.
Quoting Tofayel Hossain Bhuiyan, head of the hospital’s neurosurgery department, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports that Wahida’s condition is critical. Her head was hit by a heavy object, the doctor said.
According to local police, miscreants entered the UNO’s residence on Upazila Parishad Campus around 3:00 am, breaking ventilators of the toilet.
They hit Wahida with a sharp weapon on her head. When her father came to save her, they also attacked him, leaving him injured, police said.
The unknown criminals locked the night guard in before the attack, our correspondent reports from the spot.
On information, Deputy Commissioner of Dinajpur, Mahmudul Alam, Police Super Anwar Hossain, and members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited the house.
The night guard is being interrogated by the law enforcers.
Wahida has a three-year-old child and her husband is the UNO of Rangpur Pirganj Upazila.