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Another ride-sharing biker sets his bike on fire to protest “police excess”

Another ride-sharing biker sets his bike on fire to protest “police excess”

In the second such incident in about a month a ride-sharing biker set fire to his vehicle as a traffic police ‘attempted to fine him’ at Palashi intersection in Dhaka Thursday afternoon.

Confirming it,  MM Morshed, officer-in-charge of Lalbagh Police Station said that  Ilias Mia (30) set his bike on fire out of anger as a sergeant fined him for traffic rule violation.

After being fined, he drove to Kataban from Palashi and burned it around 2:45pm.

He was fined twice earlier, the OC  added.

The OC informed that after the incident, a police team rushed to the spot to talk with Ilias .

He said the man came to Dhaka a month ago and took to ride-sharing job after suffering heavy loss in business during the Covid pandemic.

Earlier on September 27, another biker, Shawkat Ali, set his motorcycle on fire after a traffic sergeant "attempted to file a case" in Dhaka's Badda area.