Now, bus owner, driver face arrest warrants over Akifa’s death

United News of Bangladesh . Kushtia | Published: 00:44, Sep 12,2018 | Updated: 00:47, Sep 12,2018


A day after granting bail to them, a court here on Tuesday issued warrants for the arrest of the ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ bus owner and its driver in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28.
Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed passed the order following a petition filed by sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia Model Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case.
Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the accident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.
Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail.
Earlier on Monday, MM Morshed granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and driver Mahid Miah alias Khokon in the case.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion in a drive arrested Joynal Abedin from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.
Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.
Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of Harnur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter’s lap when a bus of ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ hit the mother in Kushtia district town on August 28, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital on August 30.
The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station on the same day.
The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.

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