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Bus conductor, helper give confessional statement over Abrar’s death

  • Published at 08:15 pm April 2nd, 2019
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Police presents bus conductor Yasin Arafat before the press who was in the driving seat when Abrar was run over on March 19, 2019 Bangla Tribune

The driver confessed to the crime earlier

The conductor and the helper of Suprobhat Paribahan bus that killed Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on March 19 have given confessional statements in the case filed over the incident.

Bus Conductor Yasin Arafat and Helper Ibrahim made the statements under section 164 before the courts of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury and Sorafujjaman Ansari respectively. After recording the statements, the court sent the duo to jail.

On March 28, driver Sirajul Islam gave statement under section 164 before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury.

Police arrested Arafat from Shahrasti in Chandpur on March 26 and Ibrahim from Middle Badda area in the capital on March 27.

On March 20, another court put driver Sirajul Islam, 24, on seven days remand. Abrar was run over by Suprobhat Paribahan bus in the morning of March 19, as he was trying to cross the road.

It was learned later that the same bus earlier on that morning had struck another pedestrian, leaving her seriously injured and crushed Abrar as it was trying to flee the scene after the first incident.

Abrar’s father Brigadier General (retd) Arif Ahammed Chowdhury filed a case against the driver, his helper, conductor and owner of the bus with Gulshan Police Station.