Surgery on her right eye also fails to raise any hope
Rumana Manzur is never going to see again.
Eye-surgeons of Vancouver General Hospital, Canada failed to restore the optical nerve in her right eye on Friday while hope for the left eye was already shattered.
A team of six eye-surgeons and several other eye-experts conducted an hour-long surgery on her right eye and tried in every possible way to make it a success. But they failed, Rumana’s cousin Rashed Maqsood quoted her father Manzur Hossain as saying.
Rumana, a teacher of Dhaka University international department, underwent another failed operation for her left eye at the hospital on Tuesday.
Also a postgraduate student of 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 cure for her eyes, she was taken to Vancouver on July 5.
“Rumana and her parents now have a mental breakdown,” said Maqsood, a banker by profession. “We were hoping against hope. When the operation on the left eye failed, we wished best for the right eye.”
Doctors after the surgery had told Rumana’s father that the attack was calculative, said Maqsood quoting Manzur, who accompanied Rumana to Canada.
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 was dreaming of completing her study in UBC and returning to her classroom in DU after getting her eyesight back.
Arrested on June 15, Sumon, who pushed his fingers into her eyes, is now behind bars.
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.
-With The Daily Star input