An elderly woman was killed as a bus ran over her on Chandpur-Cumilla regional highway at Sengaon area of Sadar upazila on Friday noon.
The deceased was identified as Anowara Begum, 65, a resident of Raldia village in Ashikati union of the upazila.
Quoting locals, officer-in-charge (OC) of sadar police station, A Rashid, said a Cumilla-bound bus hit Anowara around 12pm while she was crossing the highway after buying essentials from a grocery shop, leaving her dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body, he added.
The bus was seized but the driver managed to flee, the officer said.
Legal action will be taken in this regard, added the OC.