Magistrate’s car kills minor girl in Khagrachhari
At least three people were killed in separate road accidents in three districts of the country yesterday.
In Khagrachhari, a two year old girl was killed when a car of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court hit her near the T&T Gate area in Sadar upazila in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Roksana Aktar Rafi, daughter of Badal Mia of the area.
According to locals, Senior Judicial Magistrate Morshedul Alam’s car hit the child, leaving her critically injured while she was playing in front of her house.
Later, she was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared her dead.
Khagrachari Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Md Rashid confirmed the incident.
In Barisal, a day labourer was killed in a road accident in the city’s Fariapatti locality in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 35, a transport worker in the Fariapatti Wholesale Market.
Kotwali police station OC Asaduzzaman said the incident took place when a truck hit another truck in the area, leaving Al Amin critically injured while he was unloading goods from the truck at about 7:30am.
He was rushed to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where he died around 9am.
The body was later taken to the hospital morgue for autopsy, said Rashedul Islam, ward master of the hospital.
The driver of the killer truck managed to flee the scene but his assistant was detained, police sources said.
In Narayanganj, a motorcyclist was killed when a covered van ran over him on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Siddhirganj of the district in the afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Ridoy, 26, of Brahmanbaria district.
According to police sources, the collision occurred at the divider in front of PDK CNG Filling Station on the highway, killing the motorcyclist on the spot.
The dead body has been taken to the morgue, said Siddhirganj police station OC Kamrul Faruk.
Police seized the covered van and detained its driver, the OC added.
Our correspondents Nuruchsafa Manik, Khagrachhari, Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal, and Shamima Rita, Narayanganj, contributed to the story.