A Dhaka court on Sunday rejected the bail petition of two bus drivers in a case over the death of Government Titumir College student Rajib Hasan after being pressed between two buses in the city.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mazharul Islam passed the order when their lawyers filed separate petitions before the court seeking bail.
They are BRTC bus driver Wahid and Swajan Paribahan bus driver Khorshed.
On April 5, a court put the two drivers on a two-day remand each in the case. On April 4, the High Court Division asked the bus owners to bear the treatment costs for the victim.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to Rajib.
On April 3, Rajib, a second-year student of Titumir College, was going to his college by a double-decker Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation bus. He was standing on the rear gate dangling his right hand outside as the bus was overcrowded.
When the bus got stranded at Sonargaon crossing near Panthakunja park, a Swajan Paribahan bus tried to make its way through the narrow space on between the BRTC bus and the footpath. Rajib’s right hand was pressed in between the two buses and got severed from the elbow. Later, he died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
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