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Now ‘DSCC garbage truck’ hits woman

Driver held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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A waste-carrying truck having a sticker of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) hit a sexagenarian woman in the capital’s Mohammadpur on Thursday, leaving her injured. 

Rescuing the 60-year-old woman named Arju Begum, police rushed her to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for treatment. The incident took place in front of Allah Karim Mosque at Mohammadpur Bus Stand around 8:00am. She sustained injuries to her waist and hands.

Police said they seized the truck and detained its driver named Ratan. Immediately after the incident, police said the truck belongs to the DSCC. But denying the claim made by the police, the city corporation said they don’t have such a truck. And later, police withdrew their claim, saying that the truck does not belong to the DSCC.

Mohammad Badrul, an eyewitness, said the woman sustained injuries as the rubbish truck hit the bus she was getting off. Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mohammadpur Police Station, told the Daily Sun that the woman returned to her residence from the hospital after receiving primary treatment.

 “We have seized the truck and its driver. Now, we are awaiting a complaint from the victim. If she complains, we will take legal action. Otherwise we will take next steps on the matter,” he said. About the truck, he said, “A sticker of DSCC has been glued on the truck. But, we have known that the truck does not belong to either DSCC or DNCC (Dhaka North City Corporation).”

“Actually, the truck belongs to private ownership. It was earlier used for carrying brick, but now it is used for carrying solid waste collected from the Mohammadpur area,” he said.   In response to a question about who used the truck for carrying waste, he said it seemed that the vehicle might have been used by any of those who were collecting waste from household and business entities after taking tender from the city corporation.

Abu Naser, public relations officer of the DSCC, said the truck is not owned by the DSCC.

“The DSCC does not use any truck of Jashore-T-1236.  If anybody uses the sticker of the city corporation, it does not mean it belongs to it,” he said.

On November 24, a waste-carrying vehicle of the DSCC killed a student of Notre Dame College at Gulistan while another garbage vehicle of the DNCC ran over a newspaper employee at Panthapath on November 25.