Driver killed as police van runs over auto-rickshaw

Our Correspondent

24 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

HABIGANJ: A driver of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw was killed when a police van ran over it on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the district on Tuesday.

Three others also received injuries during the accident at Bahubal area around 11:00am. Deceased Tofayel Mia was the son of Fazlu Mia, a resident of Sultanshi village in Sadar upazila of the district.

It was learned that the auto-rickshaw hurriedly passed the barricade of highway police at Baganbari point around 11:00am.

Later, a highway police team in a van chased the auto-rickshaw and ran over it, leaving Tofayel dead on the spot and three others critically injured.

The injured were first  rushed to Bahubal Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Agitated workers and locals immediately blocked the highway. As the traffic inspector Mizanur Rahman went to the spot, they torched his motorcycle.

Later, people withdrew the blockade receiving assurance from local administration.

Bahubal Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Md Kamruzzaman confirmed the matter.