Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: A man was allegedly pushed off bus, run over and killed following an altercation with its staffs over fare in Gazipur on Sunday.
The incident took place at Bagherbazar area on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway under Gazipur sadar upazila around 10:15am.
The deceased was identified as Salauddin, 36, son of Shahab Uddin of the capital’s Alu Bazar area.
He used to work as a driver of local factory and to live there with family.
Delwar Hossain, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mawna Highway Police Station, confirmed the news.
He said, “Salauddin along with his wife was returning from Phulpur of Mymensingh by a bus of Alam Asia Paribahan. Identifying himself as a driver, he requested helper of the bus to take fare with a little bit less. Bu the helper denied, at one stage they locked into altercation. Later, Salauddin paid the total fare. At that time, bus conductor and helper threatened him to show honour with a befitting manner when it reached Bagherbazar. Then, Salauddin informed the matter to his brother Jamal Uddin over mobile phone in fear of misconduct by the staffs.
When the bus reached Bagherbazar, bus staffs pushed Salauddin off the bus and drove it. Salauddin stood in front of the bus and asked to stop it as his wife was still in. But the driver drove the bus recklessly and run over, killing him on the spot, he added.
Later, Salauddin’s wife was also pushed off the bus at Amtola area, he said.
He said, “Driver and his two staffs fled after they had left the bus beside highway.”
The bus was seized and the body was sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.
Filing a case in this connection was under process till the report was filed, he concluded.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 09, 2019/Hasmot/AKA