Bus passengers say faulty brakes to be blamed for the accident that took the young man’s life
A former Jahangirnagar University (JU) student died in a road accident after a bus rammed into his motorcycle near Dhaka Cantonment Sunday morning.
The deceased, Shahriar Sourov Sejan, 28, was on way to work from his Dakkhinkhan home, when a bus ran over his motorcycle at the Zillur Rahman Flyover (Mirpur-Airport) - opposite from the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel - around 9:30am, said Cantonment police station Office-in-charge (OC) Kazi Shanhan Haque.
Passengers of the Basumati Paribahan bus said that the vehicle was having trouble with its brakes. It also had knocked into two other buses as it failed to brake at the ECB Chattar.
“The Basumati goes to Uttara. It was having problem with its brakes — had two small incidents at the ECB Chattar. Later it lost control when coming down the flyover, and ran over the motorcycle,” said Rabiul Islam, a passenger of the bus.
Sejan was rushed to Kurmitola General Hospital, where the doctor declared him dead, friend of the deceased, and Dhaka Tribune journalist, Anando Mostofa said.
“Sejan’s lower body parts were crushed. He will be taken to his hometown at Thakugaon Sadar for burial,” Anando added.
Sejan is survived by his parents, his wife Munia Islam Mozumder, and a sister.
Police later impounded the bus involved in the incident. No one had been arrested in this incident as of the filing of this report.
Sejan, originally from Thakurgaon, had completed his studies from JU’s Department of Geography And Environment. He was student of the university’s 39th batch.
He also worked as a teacher at Chalabandh Government Primary School under a project run by Teach for Bangladesh.
Sejan and Munia got married on March 22 last year.
Sejan’s body will be taken to Thakurgaon on a flight to Syedpur. From there, by road, he will be taken to his home in Thakurgaon Sadar where he will be buried.