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13 September, 2018 12:00:08 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 13 September, 2018 04:51:48 PM

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Death of Akifa: Bus driver held

Independent Online Desk
Death of Akifa: Bus driver held

The driver of ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ bus was arrested on Wednesday after a court here cancelled his bail order in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28.reports UNB.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested bus driver Mahit Mia alias Khokon from Bangeswari area in Faridpur sadar upazila, said Additional ASP Muhaimenul Rashid of Kushtia Rab-12.

Earlier, on Tuesday, Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed issued arrest warrants against the bus owner and its driver following a petition filed by Sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia Model Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case.

Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the incident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.

Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail. 

Earlier on Monday, the magistrate granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and the driver in the case.

A Rab team arrested the bus owner from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.

Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.

Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of Haruur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter's lap when a bus of 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' hit the mother in Kushtia district town on August 28, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on August 30. 

The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station on the same day.

The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.

HM/NS

 

 

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