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Assaulted by Husband

Rumana won't see, ever

Surgery on her right eye also fails to raise any hope

Rumana Manzur is never going to see again.

Eye surgeons at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada could not repair the optic nerves in her right eye on Friday, while hope for the left eye had already been shattered.

A team of six surgeons and several other experts conducted an hour-long surgery on the right eye and tried in every possible way to restore her sight, Rumana's cousin Rashed Maqsood quoted her father Manzur Hossain as saying.

Rumana, a teacher of Dhaka University's international relations department, underwent another unsuccessful operation for her left eye at the hospital on Tuesday.

Also a postgraduate student of the University of British Columbia in Canada, she got her eyes damaged in a brutal attack by her husband Hasan Sayeed Sumon on June 5.

After eye experts in Bangladesh and India could not find any cure for her eyes, she was taken to Vancouver on July 5.

“Rumana and her parents are devastated,” said Maqsood. “We were hoping against hope. After the operation on the left eye went fruitless, we looked forward to the right eye surgery.”

After the surgery, doctors told Manzur, who accompanied his daughter to Canada, that the attack was calculative, said Maqsood.

Before leaving the country, Rumana told this correspondent that she could not think for once that she would not be able to see her only daughter Anushey again.

She had been dreaming of completing her study in UBC and returning to her classroom in DU after getting her eyesight back.

Sumon, who pushed his fingers into her eyes, is now behind bars. He was arrested on June 15.

In the meantime, Rumana has appealed before a family court to take her five-year-old daughter to Canada and signed papers to divorce her husband.

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The criminal husband should be punished according to family law.

: Sheikh Ali

her husband is a wild animal. he destroyed her life at all. he is a guilty man but i think may be she also had some character problems which were unbearable and forced her husband to attack her. She is also guilty and betrayer but her husband made one mistake that he took law in his own hand.

: m. m.


  • faqrul
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 01:45 AM GMT+06:00 (239 weeks ago)

    What a tragedy ,she will never see her daughter again. We can only hope and pray that medical research would find new ways to treat her in the future. May Allah bless her and her daughter and family members to bear this emotional crisis in the family.

    Just think of poor people in the country who are blind and even do not know the cause of his or her blindness.

  • Sunday, July 17, 2011 05:40 AM GMT+06:00 (239 weeks ago)

    Every day many women are victim of severe violence across the country. Social awareness is crying need. strict punishment to who does offense against women or little boys, girls could will reduce this sort of crimes. government can introduce a new organisation where victims can complain with a single mobile call and from where rapid action has been taken for ensuring justice

  • H Zaman
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 08:07 AM GMT+06:00 (239 weeks ago)

    That's shocking news !! we wish her eternal shining beyond her external sight.

  • Mamun Zubery Mirza
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:40 AM GMT+06:00 (239 weeks ago)

    I do not have any word to make any comments.

    It seems the crime was done with a cool headed master plan.

    Sumon must remain in jail till his death & must to chop off his two hands.

  • saibul islam
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 02:02 PM GMT+06:00 (239 weeks ago)

    we hope that she will be cured as soon as possible.

  • jan
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 04:53 AM GMT+06:00 (237 weeks ago)

    What a disgusting legal system in Bangladesh!

    It took a global outcry before the animal was put behind bars. I hope now that they have been pushed into action, they make an example of him.

    I also hope that their attitude towards domestic abuse changes. Disgusting!!





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