The Detective Branch (DB) of police is set to submit charge-sheet accusing six persons in the case filed over the death of two college students in a road accident in the capital’s Airport Road which had triggered nationwide protests.
“We have already completed investigation into the case regarding the death of two college students in a road accident following a race by two buses of Jabale-e-Noor on Airport Road in the capital on July 29,” Deputy Commissioner of DB (north) Moshiur Rahman told Friday.
“The charge-sheet in the case will be submitted against six persons – two drivers, two helpers and two owners – of the two buses before the court on Monday,” he said.
Owners of the buses will be included in the charge-sheet as they did not properly scrutinize the bus drivers’ driving licenses during their appointments, he added.
“Of the six persons, two drivers, one helper and one owner are now in jails while two others – one owner and one helper are on the run,” he said, adding that frantic efforts are on to capture them.
Driver of the killer bus of Jabale-e-Noor Paribahan Masum Billah, his helper Enayet Hossain, owner Shahadat Hossain, driver of another bas taking part in the race Zobair Sumon, his helper Kazi Asad and owner of the bus Jahangil Alam, will be charge-sheeted in the case.
Of the arrestees, two persons – Shahadat Hossain and bus driver Masum Billah -made confessional statements under section 164 before the court.
The charge-sheet will be submitted under sections 304, 279 and 34 of the Penal Code, the DB official said. Section 304 refers to life term imprisonment while section 279 for reckless driving and section 34 for common intention, he informed.
In accordance with section 304 of the Penal Code, whoever commits culpable homicide not amounting to murder, shall be punished with [imprisonment] for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine, if the act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, or of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death.
On July 29, two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College – Abdul Karim alias Rajib Uddin,18, a student of class-XII, and Dia Khanam Mim,17, an 11th grader – were run over during a mad race between two buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan on Dhaka’s Airport Road.
Agitated people torched the two buses and triggered a widespread protest by the students demanding justice for their fellows and road safety.
Dia’s father Jahangir Hossain Fakir filed a case with Cantonment Police Station to this end.