Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Schoolgirl killed in city road crash

Schoolgirl killed in city road crash
Parents break down in tears as their seven-year-old daughter (inset) died after being knocked down by a vehicle in the capital’s Jurain area. The photo was shot at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. —SUN photo

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.

Mahbubul Haque, sub-inspector of Kadamtoli Police Station, said the auto-rickshaw hit Maria and Faiza, 7, a student of Ayesha Siddiqua Mohila Madrasha, leaving them injured.

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.