School teacher killed in bike accident, son hurt

Our Correspondent

8 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: A 45-year-old school teacher was killed and his 13-year-old son riding pillion sustained injuries after their bike collided head-on with an auto-rickshaw in the Dighamor area of Gomostapur upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Toriqul Islam, son of late Shaharuddin Master of Telkupi village in Shibganj upazila. His son Tamim has been admitted to a hospital.  The accident occurred around 8:15am in the Dighamor area of the upazila’s Parbatipur union.

Police said the father-son duo fell off the bike in the impact of the collision. Toriqul died on the spot, Tamim was rushed to the Upazila Health Complex by fire services personnel.

Later, Tamim was referred to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated, police said.

Gomostapur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Dilip Kumar Das said the body of the school teacher was handed over to the family.

“The family has not lodged any complaint,” he added.

However, police arrested the auto driver.