A youth returning home with the body of his cousin was crushed to death allegedly by a speeding truck at Hazrai in South Surma upazila of Sylhet on Thursday evening.
The deceased was identified as Bayazid Ahmed, son of Sonu Mia of Purangaon in Kamalbazar of the upazila. He was a member of Juba League.
The accident occurred in the evening when Bayezid was returning home with the body of his cousin who died at Ragib Rabeya Medical College Hospital in Sylhet.
"While few family members were returning home with the body in an ambulance, Bayazid was following them on his bike. He died after his bike was hit by the truck on a small lane next to Highway Road at Hazrai and he came under its wheels," an official said.
Eye-witnesses said the truck was carrying goods from the local depot of Lafarge Cement. Locals also detained the driver and handed him over to the South Surma police.
Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of South Surma Police Station, said they had arrested the driver and seized the truck. "Legal action is being taken in this regard," the OC added.