A sub-Inspector of police was killed while eight others including the accused were injured in a road accident Saturday, on the way to the station after a drive at Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar.
The deceased was identified as Samiran Chandra Das, Sub-Inspector of Rajnagar police station, said Nazrul Islam, OC of Rajnagar police station.
The injured are SI Suleman, SI Showkat Masud Bhuiyan, SI Jahangir, constable Abdul Aziz, constable Masuk Mia, accused Kanta Santal, Laxman Santal, and Kurmi Moina.
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The accident occurred around 5 am when the troop was returning to police station after detaining three accused from Uttarbag tea garden when a tier of the pickup van exploded and it hit a roadside tree, said OC Nazrul Islam
A team of Rajnagar Fire Service rescued four SI , two constables and three accused from the spot and rushed them to Moulvibazar General Hospital where the doctor announced Samiran dead on arrival.
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The police members and one of the accused were later transferred to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for better treatment.