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Mirsharai train crash: Case filed against gateman over 11 deaths

Police detained gateman Saddam Hussain for questioning after the incident

Update : 30 Jul 2022, 08:23 PM

Chittagong district police filed a case against Saddam Hossain, a Bangladesh Railway gateman, for neglecting his duty at the rail crossing that resulted in the deaths of 11 people while a train rammed into a microbus in Mirsharai upazila of the district on Friday.

Mohammad Jahir, assistant sub-inspector of Chittagong Railway Police, filed the case against Saddam Hussain, who is now in police custody, on Saturday.

Also Read: 11 killed after train rams into microbus in Chittagong

The case was filed under Section 304 of the Penal Code on charges of deaths due to negligence, Chittagong Railway Police Superintendent Hasan Chowdhury said.

Khorshed Alam, sub-inspector of Sitakunda Police Outpost in-charge, asked to submit the report after investigation.

Police detained Saddam Hossain, the sole suspect, for questioning after the incident. The railway authorities said that the gateman was appointed temporarily.

As many as 11 people including teachers and students of a coaching centre were killed and six others injured in a collision between a microbus and a Mahanagar Prabhati train at the Khoiyachhora Waterfall Rail Crossing around 1:30pm on Friday.

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