A 40-year-old journalist died after allegedly being run over by a speeding vehicle in Begunbari area of Dhaka’s Hatirjheel in the early hours of Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Habibur Rahman, a senior reporter of ‘Daily Somoyer Alo’ and organising secretary of Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU).
Assistant sub-inspector of Hatirjheel police station, Kayes Uddin said pedestrians found Habibur, son of Mohammad Piar Mia of Brahmanpara upazila in Cumilla, on the road in a critical condition around 2.40 am and informed police.
Habibur was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead upon arrival.
Police suspect that Habibur Rahman was run over by an unidentified vehicle.
The body has been kept at the DMCH morgue for an autopsy, said Bachchu Mia, inspector at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police outpost.
Meanwhile, DRU President Nazrul Islam Mithu and General Secretary Nurul Islam Hasib expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Habibur Rahman.
The leaders of DRU prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The namaz-e-janaza of Habibur Rahman was held at DRU premises at 2pm.