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Policeman, 1 other run over in capital

Update : 09 Apr 2014, 05:01 AM

A policeman and one other have died after being run over by a speeding container vehicle in the capital early on Wednesday. Two others have been injured.

The deceased were Assistant Sub Inspector Bikash Kumar Ghosh, 37, of Sabujbagh Police Station. The identity of the other could not be ascertained.

Motijheel division police Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman said the incident took place near a Buddhist temple in Sabujbagh around 12:30am.

“ASI Bikash signalled the container vehicle to stop, however the driver tried to speed away,” he said. “In the process, he rammed into a covered van.”

The van driver died on the spot and three other sustained injuries, he added. The driver of the container vehicle abandoned his vehicle and ran away.

ASI Bikash succumbed at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 4:30am, Sabujbagh Police Station Sub Inspector Tajul Islam said.

“The van driver died on the spot,” he said. Injured others were Abul Hossain, 22, and Rasel, 22. They were attending treatments at the DMCH.

Police officials said they were trying to identify the driver of the container vehicle.

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