Six medics charged over the death of Bangla top star

Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 20:30

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Sunday charged
six doctors with criminal negligence over the death of a top
film star who donned the role of an angry young man and whose
demise last year led to public mourning in the country.

S M Aslam Talukder `Manna`, 44 was the top actor of
Bangladesh film industry known as `Dhallywood`. He died of
heart attack during a treatment at United Hospital Limited.

Judge Firoz Alam of the Special Judge`s Court-1
rejected the discharge petitions by the physicians and framed
the charges against them.

The court also fixed November 1 for starting trial of
the case. Manna`s brother-in-law Reza Kader filed the case
with Chief Metropolitan Magistrate`s Court of Dhaka against
the doctors and members of the board of directors on September
17 last year, the Star reported.

The complainant said Manna was admitted to the
hospital with chest pain. He alleged that Manna was in the
hospital without treatment for over five hours.

Manna became a folk hero to millions of people of his
country during his 23-year career. He appeared in more than
200 films often as an angry young man fighting a corrupt

At his funeral in February last year, police fired
tear gas to control fans desperate for a last glimpse of their
favourite star.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 20:30
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