Yet another killed by Victor Paribahan bus

Staff Correspondent

9 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Only two days after the death of a prominent melodist and music director when a bus owned by Victor Paribahan ran over him, a young boy was killed by another bus of the same company in the capital, police said Sunday.

The dead was identified as Mehedi Hasan Chhoton.

Chhoton and his friend Yameen Alvi, son of the ill-fated music director, Parves Rob, sustained grievous injuries when were run over Saturday night by a bus of the Victor Paribahan at Kamarpara in Uttara of the capital.

The driver of the killer bus drove his vehicle over them in a bid to save himself from the wrath of Chhoton and his friends who were chasing him.

Later, the Inspector (investigation) of Uttara Paschim police station confirmed the matter to the newsmen.

However, locals rushed the two boys to a nearby hospital where on-duty doctors declared Chhoton dead around 11:00pm while Alvi was undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), said the police station’s officer-in-charge (OC), Tapan Kumar Shaha.

On September 5 morning, Parves Rob, also the cousin of noted music director Apel Mahmud, was killed by a bus of Victor Paribahan in front of East West Medical College at Uttara of Turag.

The OC said the driver of the bus was detained and his vehicle was seized. A case was filed with the police station in this regard, he said.

Kawser, a friend of Alvi, said the bus authorities sat with the family members of Parves and local people to come to an understanding on Saturday afternoon.

The bus authorities proposed Tk one lakh as compensation to the family of  Parves, but locals demanded Tk 20 lakh.

The bus authorities did not agree to the demand. They told locals that they would inform about their decision in the evening.