Cartoonist Kishore undergoes ear surgery

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Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore

Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore on Saturday underwent an ear surgery as he suffered major damage to the organ ‘during custodial torture’.

Doctors prescribed the operations after assessing several medical reports, his relatives said.

Kishore’s brother Ahsan Kabir said that the cartoonist underwent a surgery of his right ear at a private hospital in Dhaka where he has been undergoing treatment since his release from jail on March 4.

Ahsan said that a medical device was put into Kishore’s right ear during the surgery in the afternoon. The device will remain there for three to six months and doctors will assess his ear’s condition later, he said.

‘Kishore’s diabetes is under control to some degree and doctors were able to conduct the surgery. The pain from his leg injuries is also gradually reducing,’ Ahsan said.

He earlier told New Age that Kishore might also need a cataract surgery.

The High Court on March 3 granted the cartoonist a six-month bail while another accused in the case, writer Mushtaq Ahmed, died in Kashimpur High security Jail in Gazipur on February 25 after being denied bail six times.

The cartoonist on Wednesday filed a complaint under Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013 and narrated before the Dhaka Senior Special Judge’s Court in details about the torture on him.



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