A student of Murapara Degree College was killed as a train knocked him down at Khilkhet rail crossing in the capital this evening, police and witnesses said.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Dhaka Railway Police Abdul Majid told that the victim was identified as Ismail Hossain Riad, 28, a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Murapara College unit, BSS reports.
He added: "Riad, son of one Asadullah of Chorpara under Rupganj of Narayanganj district, came to Dhaka to join a BCL programme today."
The accident took place while he was talking to his girl friend over cell phone, police quoting his fellows said.
"He received serious injuries as a train hit him at about 6 pm, later he succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka medical College Hospital at about 7:45 pm," said ASI Bachchu Mia of DMCH camp police.
A case was filed with the railway police, Dhaka, in this connection.