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Death of 2 students: Six indicated

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-10-25 12:59:40 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-10-25 7:58:21 PM

Staff Correspondent:  The owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan Shahadat Hossain and five others have been indicted in a case filed in connection with a road accident that killed two college students in the capital's Airport Road on July 29.

Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Imrul Kayes passed the order on Thursday and fixed November 1 to start trial of the case.

Other accused are bus owner Md Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon and helpers Enayet Hossain and Md Asad Kazi. Among them, four accused are now in jail.

Earlier on October 22, the same court accepted the charge sheet against the owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan Shahadat Hossain and five others in the case.

The court issued arrest warrants against the two other accused -- Md Asad Kazi and owner Jahangir Alam, who have been shown fugitive in the charge sheet submitted by Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB).

Masum and bus owner Shahadat gave confessional statements to the court under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

On July 29, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on the Airport Road in the capital.

The accident triggered widespread protest by students, demanding safe roads and seeking justice for their fellows.

Dia's father Jahangir Alam filed the case with Cantonment Police Station in connection with the accident.

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