Abrar’s Death

Bus conductor, aide make confession

3 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Conductor and helper of Suprobhat Paribahan bus that crushed Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on March 19 have given confessional statement in the case filed over the incident, reports BSS.

Bus conductor Yasin Arafat and helper Ibrahim made the statements under section 164 before the courts of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury and Sorafujjaman Ansari respectively. After recording the statements, the court sent the duo to jail.

Earlier on March 28, driver Sirajul Islam gave statement under section 164 before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury.

On March 27, court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury had put the bus conductor and the helper on a seven-day remand.

Police arrested Arafat from Shahrasti in Chandpur on March 26 and acting on the information gathered in the primary interrogation, Ibrahim was arrested from Middle Badda area in the capital on March 27.

On March 20, another court put driver Sirajul Islam, 24, on seven days remand. Abrar was run over by Suprobhat Paribahan bus in the morning of March 19, as he was trying to cross the road. It was learned later that the same bus earlier on that morning had struck another pedestrian, leaving her seriously injured and crushed Abrar as it was trying to flee the scene after the first incident. Abrar’s father Brigadier General (retd) Arif Ahammed Chowdhury filed a case against the driver, his helper, conductor and owner of the bus with Gulshan Police Station.