UBC student blinded, maimed in brutal attack - Macleans.ca

UBC student blinded, maimed in brutal attack

Incident occurred while on family visit in Bangladesh


A University of British Columbia graduate student was horribly injured and blinded in a vicious attack that occurred while she was visiting her family in the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka. Images from the local media show Rumana Manzur lying in a hospital bed with bandages on her nose and what appear to be heavily bruised eyes. Her husband, Hasan Sayeed Sumon, reportedly confessed to attacking Manzur after police arrested him. Sumon and Manzur have a five-year-old daughter. “He has made my world dark. I can’t see my daughter,” Manzur told reporters in Bangladesh. Manzur has been studying political science at UBC and is an assistant professor at Dhaka University’s international relations department.

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