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Police press charges against 2 bus drivers for Rajib's death

Rajib Hossain, a 22 year old student of Government Titumir College lost his right arm when a Swajan Paribahan bus crashed into a stationary BRTC doubledecker bus at the SAARC intersection on April 3

Update : 02 Feb 2020, 08:57 PM

Police charged two bus drivers in a case filed for the death of college student Rajib Hossain, whose right hand was crushed between their two buses due to reckless driving, at Bangla Motor in Dhaka on April 3, 2018.

Idris Ali, sub-inspector (SI) of Shabagh police station and investigation officer(IO) for the case, filed a charge sheet against BRTC bus driver Md. Wahid and Swajan Paribahan bus driver Md. Khorshed, with the chief metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on December 22 last year.

However, the matter was disclosed only on Sunday.

Confirming the filing of the charge sheet, Sub-Inspector Md. Nizam Uddin Fakir, General Recording Officer (GRO) of CMM court told Dhaka Tribune: "The charge sheet was submitted against two bus drivers. The IO also made public a total of 16 prosecution witnesses in the case."

Rajib Hossain, a 22 year old student of Government Titumir College lost his right arm when a Swajan Paribahan bus crashed into a stationary BRTC doubledecker bus at the SAARC intersection on April 3.

He was rushed to Samorita Hospital on Panthapath, and was later transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on April 4 for better treatment. Doctors could not reattach his severed arm.

Rajib died at DMCH on April 17 after being in a state of coma for nearly two weeks.

The High Court ordered the BRTC and Swajan Paribahan to pay the bills for Rajib’s treatment, and asked why they should not pay Tk 1 crore in compensation.

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