Following a rumour that motorcyclist Ashraful Islam Polash, 34, was killed in the accident, locals torched the bus
A motorcyclist was injured after a bus plying on the wrong side crashed into his bike on Chuadanga-Jhenaidah highway at Jhenaidah bus stand in the district town yesterday morning.
Following a rumour that motorcyclist Ashraful Islam Polash, 34, was killed in the accident, locals torched the bus.
Quoting locals, Abu Jihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of Chuadanga police station, said the Barisal-bound ‘Alsani Paribahan’ bus from Meherpur from hit Polash’s bike around 7am, leaving him injured.
Locals rescued him and took him to Sadar Hospital where doctor referred him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
In the meantime, a rumour spread that Ashraful was killed in the accident.
Later, agitated locals blocked the Chuadanga-Jhenaidah highway for one hour and set the bus afire.
On information, police and members of Fire Service rushed in and brought the situation under control, the OC said, adding that they were trying to arrest the driver and his helper.