A gateman of a steel re-rolling mill has been killed when a speedy vehicle ran over him on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway’s Joramtol area under Sitakunda police station on Sunday noon.
The deceased was identified as Mahbubur Rahman, 35, son of Fakhrul Islam, hailing from Bawria of Sandwip upazila, said Highway police sources.
“Mahbubur used to work as the gateman of KSRM, a steel re-rolling mill in Kumira area”, Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Moniruzzaman of Highway police’s Kumira outpost told the Dhaka Tribune.
The SI said the accident took place at around 2:30pm in front of the factory.
A Chittagong city-bound vehicle crushed the gateman under its wheels when he was trying to cross the highway, leaving him dead on the spot.
“Soon after the accident, the driver managed to escape from the scene along with his vehicle while police were trying to trace it out”, he added.