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DSCC suspends 9 drivers following death of NDC student Nayeem

Sources say they were suspended on December 8

Update : 06 Jan 2022, 01:47 PM

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has suspended seven of its heavy vehicle drivers and two light vehicle drivers for having people who are not city corporation employees illegally drive the vehicles assigned to them.

Divisional cases have also been started against them on charges of negligence, misconduct and incompetence in line with the DSCC Employment Rules, reports Bangla Tribune.

The moves have come following the death of a Notre Dame College (NDC) student under the wheels of a DSCC garbage truck at Gulistan and subsequent protests.

Other media reports quoting sources said the drivers were suspended on December 8.

The suspended drivers Kawsar Hossain, Belayet Hossain, Farid Ahmed, Md Abdullah, Jamal Uddin, Kabir Hossain, Rabiul Alam, Azim Uddin, and Nur Jalal Shikder of the DSCC transport department.

Nine separate office orders, signed by DSCC Secretary Akramuzzaman, were issued in this regard.

Nayeem Hasan, a second-year student of NDC, was run over by a DSCC garbage truck and killed on November 24 at Gulistan.

proxy driver, later identified as cleaner Rasel Khan, was behind the wheels of the truck when the accident took place.

Nayeem's father filed a case at Paltan model police station the same day.

The student's death had right away sparked a nationwide movement demanding road safety.

Following the protests, DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Nur Taposh had assured that all the involved officials would be punished.

He also promised that the DSCC would establish a foot over-bridge at Guistan intersection within 2021 after Nayeem’s name.

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