Police arrested a bus driver in connection with a case filed over the death of seventeen people in a road accident on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway in Katakhali area in Saturday afternoon.
Driver Md Abdur Rahim, son of Fazlul Haque, hailing from Baraipara village in Puthia upazila, was arrested from Mahindra Bypass area in Belpukur upazila of Rajshahi at 2:00pm.Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesman Golam Ruhul Quddus confirmed the information.
Sub-inspector of Rajshahi's Katakhali Police Station Nur Mohammad filed the case with the police station, accusing driver of Hanif Enterprise, which collided with a Toyota HiAce.
In the case statement, the plaintiff mentioned speeding and reckless driving of the Dhaka-bound Hanif Paribahan bus from Rajshahi as reasons behind the accident.
Earlier, at least 17 people, including all passengers of a microbus, have been killed after a collision with a passenger bus followed by gas cylinder explosion in Rajshahi on Friday afternoon.