An auto-rickshaw driver was killed after his vehicle collided with a passenger bus in the capital’s New Market area on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Golam Mostofa, 45, a resident of Rampura.Police arrested the bus driver, Mohammad Jalal Mia, when he went to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) to visit the victim.
Witnesses said that a head-on collision ensued between the auto-rickshaw and the bus of Thikana Paribahan at Nilkhet crossing, leaving the auto-rickshaw driver seriously injured.
He was rushed to the DMCH but doctors declared him dead at about 7:45am, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH Police Outpost.
The body was kept at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he said.