GUWAHATI, May 16 - For budding shuttler Alvir Hasnain Rahman, who emerged successful in the HSLC examination on Wednesday, the joy was pretty shortlived!
Barely a few hours after the results were announced yesterday, life took an ugly turn for Alvir, whose elder sibling and his father both sustained grievous injuries in the grenade blast that rocked Guwahati last evening.
The blast took place near the State Zoo and left as many as 12 persons injured.
Alvir�s elder brother Fardeen Hasnain Rahman sustained severe injuries in his abdomen, hand and left eye, while their father, Sultan Jahidur Rahman, received minor injuries in the incident and has since been discharged from the GMCH where he was admitted. Fardeen is now undergoing treatment at the ICU of the GMCH. He is stable but not out of danger, sources at the hospital said.
�My father and brother both went out together to buy something to celebrate the occasion as I managed to secure the first division in the HSLC exam. They were initially looking for fresh fish but later decided to buy tandoori roti. So, they went near the shopping mall and were unfortunately injured in the blast,� Alvir said.
Alvir, a State-level badminton player, had come to Guwahati from hometown Golaghat on May 13 with his elder brother to participate in a tournament currently going on in Guwahati. His elder brother is a student of degree fourth semester in the Arts stream in DR College, Golaghat. Their father is an employee of State Soil Conservation department and resides at Juroni Path near the Zoo.
�My brother accompanied me as he wanted to videograph my performance in the tournament. But, the fateful Wednesday evening turned into a curse for us,� Alvir said.
Dr Nivedita Goswami of the city-based KGMT Hospital, where altogether five persons injured in the blast were admitted, said, �Already, two persons injured in the blast have been discharged. Three others are undergoing treatment. Their condition is stable but not out of danger.� Those undergoing treatment are Lala Yadav (16), Edward Hmar (18), and Kalyan Baishya (25).
�Lala and Edward are still in shock after the incident. We are trying to facilitate special post-trauma psychological counselling for them. Their health condition is quite good, otherwise,� Dr Goswami said.
Sources at the city-based Namcare Hospital, meanwhile, informed that the condition of Amit Kumar and Riya Khersa, undergoing treatment in the hospital after sustaining injuries in the blast, is stable though not out of danger.
Riya, who sustained multiple injuries, is still in the ICU, and Amit, who suffered a severe injury in his eye, is undergoing treatment in the general ward of the hospital.