International Desk: Two Bangladeshi nationals sheltering outside a Kolkata police traffic outpost to escape the rain, were crushed to death on Saturday, when a Jaguar car rammed into them after hitting a Mercedes sedan.
The driver of the Jaguar -- a 22-year-old man from a prominent Kolkata family-- reportedly fled the spot but was later arrested.
The crash took place at 1.50 am today in the vicinity of Kolkata's famous Park Street.
The accused, who was allegedly speeding down Shakespeare Sarani also known as Theatre Road, crashed into a Mercedes Benz car at the Loudon Street crossing. Both the luxury vehicles spun out of control and the Jaguar rammed the victims standing nearby.
A third Bangladeshi national --who escaped being hit by the car-- said the couple was crushed against the wall of the police outpost. They had come to Kolkata from Dhaka for the woman's medical treatment. They had gone to a restaurant for dinner and were trying to get a taxi to return to their hotel when the accident took place.
They were taken to a Kolkata hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival.
The Jaguar driver--Arsalan Parvez-- allegedly fled the accident site. The driver and the passenger of the Mercedes also got injured.
The accused belongs to a well-known Kolkata family which runs a popular restaurant chain - Arsalan. He is a student at Edinburgh and was home for holidays.
The victims have been identified as 35-year-old Kazi MD Mainul Alam and Tania, 28.
risingbd/Dhaka/Aug 17, 2019/Nasim