A 17-year-old student on a motorcycle was killed Thursday night after police said one of their tow trucks, also called wreckers, ran over him in the capital's Gulistan.
Tenth-grader Mahatab Ahmed Tahsin of Cambrian School and College's Keraniganj branch was from Lohajang, Munshiganj. He lived with his family in Dhaka's Wari.
The hit-and-run crash occured in front of the Paltan Maidan Outer Stadium at 9:30pm as a tow truck of police crushed Tahsin under its wheels, Bachchu Miah, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Police Outpost, said.
The critically injured Tahsin was rushed to DMCH where he was declared dead at 10pm. His sister Sabiha Jannat Arpa said: "I heard that a wrecker of the police ran over my brother in front of the stadium and sped away."
Tahsin's body was kept at the DMCH morgue for autopsy, Bachchu said.
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