A 40-year-old man was killed after being hit by a covered van of a private company in the city's Paltan area on Wednesday night.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The covered van hit the man around 9:30 pm while he was crossing a road near Bank Asia, leaving him dead on the spot, said Saheduzzaman, inspector (Investigation) of Paltan Police Station.
Police arrested the driver and seized the vehicle after the accident, he added.
The accident took place amid the outcry over the death of a university student in a road accident in the city's PragatiSarani area on Tuesday.