A young bicyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding truck in Banani area of the capital on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Abdur Razzak, 20, a staffer of ABR Center, a private manpower office, and son of Omar Faruk of Pirojpur’s Indurkani upazila.
Rajib, a colleague of the deceased, said they were returning to their residences riding separate bicycles around 9 pm.
“When we reached in front of Abul Tower of Banani, a speeding truck hit Razzak, leaving him critically injured,” he said.
He was immediately taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital but doctors pronounced him dead around 10:30 pm, added Rajib.
Inspector Bachchu Mia of DMCH Police Outpost confirmed the incident, saying the body was kept at DMCH morgue.
An angry mob managed to detain the truck, although the driver fled.