Reckless bus kills cricketer in Capital
Published: 10:08 AM, 28 August 2021 Updated: 10:13 AM, 28 August 2021
Dead cricketer Shahidul Islam Nirob; File Photo
A cricketer of Kalabagan Krira Chakra died in a road accident in Capital's Farmgate area at around 8.30pm last night. His friend Afzal Hossain was also injured in the accident.
The deceased identified as Shahidul Islam Nirob (32), hailing from Keraniganj, was a first batch divisional cricketer of Kalabagan Krira Chakra.
Although police seized the killer bus the driver and helper fled.
It has been known that the accident happened when a speeding 'Airport Bangabandhu Avenue Paribahan Limited' bus hit Nirob's motorcycle from behind near Farmgate Overbridge at 8:00pm last night.
Nirob and his friend Afzal fell off the bike and sustained critical injuries. Being informed Tejgoan police reached the spot and took the duo to the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital where the duty doctor declared Nirob dead. His friend is now undergoing treatment at National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR).
Tejgaon Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Salahuddin Miah said a case was filed in this regard. The killer bus was seized but the driver fled. We are conducting a drive to arrest the killer bus driver.