13 December 2012, Dhaka. Dr. Sajia Afrin Eva, 27, a part-time physician at BRAC’s Dokhinkhan Clinic, was brutally murdered on Friday, November 30, 2012 while on night duty (Inna Lillahi Wah Inna Ilaihi Raziun). The BRAC family is shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic death of Dr. Sajia.
BRAC continues to keep in constant touch with the family of the deceased and is ready to provide whatever support is necessary to ensure that justice is done. It may be mentioned that on December 2, 2012, Mohammad Faysal, a caretaker of the clinic, was arrested and sent to jail after he confessed before magistrate to strangling Dr Sajia.
BRAC’s policies are developed to ensure safety and security of all its employees at every level, but following this tragic incident, BRAC has decided to implement further stringent security measures at BRAC health centres to ensure that such occurrence are not repeated. BRAC will also continue to do all it can ensure the safety of its 45,000 staff members who work at over 2,500 BRAC facilities around the country.
Dr. Sajia started working at BRAC Health Clinic, Dokkhinkhan as a part time doctor from October, 2012. She had graduated from Sylhet Osmani Medical College and was undergoing advance post graduate training at Shaheed Sarawardi Medical College Hospital.
BRAC held a Doa & Milad Mahfil at its head office at BRAC Centre on December 05, 2012 to pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul, which was attended by family members of the deceased and BRAC senior management and staff, including the Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and Executive Director, Dr. Mahabub Hossain.