Two motorcyclists killed in Rangpur road accident
Published: 10:35 PM, 19 February 2021 Updated: 10:35 PM, 19 February 2021
Two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident at Baroawlia point near Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in the metropolis today (Friday).
“The accident happened when a stone-laden truck coming hit a motorcycle from the opposite directions at the point in the city at 3:30 pm,” Md. Akhteruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Tazhat Thana of Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) said.
Both the driver of the motorcycle and his co-rider were killed on the spot.
The deceased were identified as driver of the motorcycle Shimul, 28, son of Khabirul Islam of nearby Najirdigar Pashchimpara and his co-rider Sohel Rana, 30, son of Shahjahan Mian of Najirdigar Dakshinpara areas in the metropolis.
Being informed, Tazhat Thana police rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies, seized the killer truck and arrested its driver Ansar Ali, 55, son of Ahammad Ali of village Purbo Chuhor in nearby Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur.
“Police sent the bodies to Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue this afternoon for autopsy,” the OC said, adding that a case was filed in this connection with Tazhat Thana police.