Gazipur, June 9 (UNB) – A bus driver ‘deliberately’ ran a young man over after he was pushed off the vehicle by its helper at Bagher Bazar in Sadar upazila on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Salauddin Ahmed, 35, son of late Shabuddin of Alu Bazar in the capital. He used to work as a driver at a local garment factory in Bagher Bazar staying at a rented house.
Victim’s wife Parul Akhter said she and her husband were returning to Gazipur from her parents’ house in Mymensingh by an ‘Alam Asia Paribahan’ bus after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
Salauddin had a brawl with the bus helper over fare while the helper beat him inside the vehicle and threatened to throw him out of the running bus, she claimed.
Parul said when the bus reached Bagher Bazar, the helper pushed Salauddin off the bus which was still running with she inside.
As his wife was in the moving bus, the youth ran before the bus and asked the driver to stop it.
However, the driver drove the bus over Salauddin, leaving him dead on the spot.
The bus also drove away with his wife and dropped her 5 kms away as she was crying, said Parul.
Officer-in-charge of Mawna Highway Police Station Delwar Hossain said they seized the bus but its driver and his assistant managed to flee.
A case was filed in this regard.