A bus passenger was killed as the conductor pushed him out of the running bus following argument over fare in the capital on Thursday.
The diseased was identified as Mohammad Irfan, 48. The incident took place at Wari in the city when the conductor of Green Bangla Paribahan pushed the victim out of the bus following argument over bus fare.
He said that they were trying to seize the bus and arrest its staffers.
Abdul Quader, a co-worker of the victim, said Irfan worked as an employee at an electronic shop at Nawabpur.
“Irfan was going to his workplace from his residence at Demra by a bus of Green Bangla Paribahan. He was locked in an argument with the bus conductor over fare. At one stage, the conductor pushed him out of the vehicle, leaving him seriously injured at about 11:00am,” he said.
Eyewitnesses rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 12:45pm, he said.
Arafat Hossain, sub-inspector of Wari Police Station, said that the victim and conductor Mozammel were locked in an argument over fare.
Though, local people caught conductor Mozammel, he tactfully fled the scene, he said.
Irfan was son of late Alamgir Hossain of Sarulia in Demra in the city. He left behind his wife and a daughter.