A joyride turned tragic for a 35-year-old woman and her brother in the city’s Shahbag area Saturday as their bike crashed into a traffic island, killing the woman on the spot.
The deceased was identified as Urmi Jahan Nishi, wife of Lalon Ahmed, originally from Cumilla’s Laksam. Her brother, Mostafa, also sustained injuries in the accident.
According to the deceased’s elder brother Bappi, Mostafa lost control of the speeding bike and hit the traffic island in front of Hotel Intercontinental.
Urmi fell off the bike and sustained serious head injuries. She was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared her dead at 1.50am.
In-charge of DMCH police outpost, Md Bachchu Mia, said that the body has been kept at the hospital morgue. "The deceased lived in the Bauniarbad area of Mirpur-11 in the city," he added.