Siddiqur, who lost his eye sight after being hit by tear shell canister at his eyes fired by police on a demonstration of college students in the capital last month, returned home this afternoon from India after his eye treatment there.
The flight carrying Siddiqur landed at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 3:20pm.
Talking to reporters, his friend Farid said, "We are heading towards the National Institute of Eye Science and Hospital after checking out of airport. Siddiqur’s condition was not improved so much after being treated in India.”
Siddiqur Rahman was sent to India for eye treatment on July 27. As per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry arranged his treatment at Chennai's Sankara Nethralaya Hospital. The government will bear the cost of his treatment.
Siddiqur was accompanied by his brother Nawab Ali and Dr Zahidul Ahsan Menon, assistant professor of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital.
Students from seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University brought out a demonstration at Shahbagh on July 20, demanding announcement of schedules of their examinations.
During the demonstration, Siddiqur received critical eye injury when a shell of teargas hit him.