A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and another injured when an auto-rickshaw knocked them down at Kadamtoli in the city on Wednesday, reports UNB.
The deceased was identified as Maria Akter, a student of Ashraf Ali Mastar School and daughter of Md Zulfiker of Jurain.
Later, they were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared Maria dead, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the hospital’s police camp.
Soon after the accident, agitated local people set fire to the auto-rickshaw, halting traffic movement in the area for half an hour.
Police arrested the auto-rickshaw driver.