Prime–mover Driver Killing

Lone accused surrenders, strike withdrawn

Staff Correspondent

3 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: The lone accused of the killing of prime-mover driver Shahjahan Saju surrendered before a court in the city on Monday.

The accused Md Masum, 28, appeared before the court of Chattogram Judicial Magistrate Joyonti Rani Roy and sought bail.   

The court sent him to jail rejecting the bail prayer, said Inspector (Prosecution) Subrata Banerjee of the court.

On the other hand, Chattogram Prime-mover and Trailer Workers Union withdrew the indefinite strike enforced from Monday morning demanding arrest of the accused Masum after the surrender.

Mentionable, Shahjahan worked as driver of a prime-mover and the incident took place at a garage owned by the lawmaker Didarul Alam of Sitakunda constituency in Kalushah Majar area under the upazila.

Sources said Shahjahan, 48, son of Suruj Mia of Senbag upazila in Noakhali district, locked in an altercation with the garage foreman Masum over changing a battery on Wednesday afternoon.

At one stage, Masum shot him leaving critically injured.  Shahjahan was admitted to a private clinic with critical condition and later shifted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where he succumbed to his injuries.