Charge accepted on college students' deaths in rash driving

Charge accepted on college students’ deaths in rash driving

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Dhaka, Sept 13 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday accepted the charge sheet against six persons in a case filed over the deaths of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College in an accident on the Airport Road in the city. Magistrate Kaisarul Islam of the CMM Court of Dhaka accepted the charge sheet on Thursday.
Besides, the court acquitted two persons in the case as the allegations brought against them could not be proved.
The court issued arrest warrants against two other accused as they were fugitive and set October 1 to submit a report on their arrests.
Those whose names are included in the charge-sheet are, owner of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ bus Md Shahadat Hossain Akand, 60, driver Masum Billah, 30, helper Enayet Hossain, 38, driver Mohammad Zubayer Sumon, 36, owner of another bus Md Jahangir Alam, 45 and helper Asad Kazi, 45. Jahangir and Asad are on the run.
Of the accused, Shahadat Hossain, Masum Billah and Zubayer Sumon have given confessional statements to the court in the case.
The court acquitted Sohagh Ali and Mohammad Ripon Hossain of the case as the allegations brought against them could not be proved.
Earlier on September 6, the Detective Branch (DB) of police submitted the charge sheet before the court, accusing six people over the death of two college students in the accident in the city's Airport Road area.
DB inspector Kazi Shariful Islam, also Investigating officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka.
On July 29, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.
Many others were injured in the incident. The accident happened when two vehicles were in a race for passengers, which triggered big protests by students, demanding safe road, and justice for the dead.
Diya’s father Jahangir Alam filed the case with Cantonment Police Station in connection with the incident.
Angered by the incident, students took to the streets demanding safe road and at one stage, they went on a rampage vandalism whatever buses they found before them.
In the face of massive protests, members of law enforcement agencies arrested two drivers and two helpers from different parts of the capital in connection with the July 29 bus accident that left the two college students dead. – Special Correspondent

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