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Bus driver, assistant remanded over Rangpur schoolboy’s death

  • Published at 02:03 am August 14th, 2018

The 10th grader was killed on the spot after being run over by a bus on Sunday

A Rangpur court has granted police eight days to question the driver and his assistant of the bus that ran over and killed a 10th grader at the city’s Modern intersection on Sunday.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Yasmin Ara Mukta passed the order on Monday afternoon after hearing the police’s remand plea in case filed over the incident.

Earlier, driver Insan alias Shanu, 35, and assistant Badshah, 30, were produced before the court by case investigation officer Sub-Inspector (SI) Mamun amid beefed up security.

Mamun said the driver did not have a licence to drive buses or any heavy vehicle. “Shanu has the licence to drive light vehicles only.”

On Sunday, Tanvir Ahmed Zion, a 10th grader at Rangpur Collectorate School and College, was run over and killed on the spot by a Bhai Bon Paribahan bus in the Ghagatpara area, near the Modern intersection.

 The incident had led students of that institution and locals to launch a protest and block the Rangpur-Dinajpur Highway for five hours, severely disrupting traffic.

Later on Sunday night, Kotwali police station SI Shafiqul Islam filed a case against Shanu, Badshah and the transport company’s owner Fatema Begum.

Police are yet to arrest Fatema.

The students of Rangpur Collectorate School and College on Monday also demonstrated demanding immediate punishment of the three accused.