A female student of BRAC University was killed as a covered van hit her ridesharing motorcycle in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Fahmida Haque Labannya, 21, a 3rd year student of Computer Science and Engineering department of the university.
Daughter of Imdadul Haque, of Haripur village in Fulbari upazila of Mymensingh, Labannya was living in the capital’s Shyamoli area.
Quoting family members, police said Labannya was going to her university by the motorcycle of a ridesharing service in the morning.
When she reached at the gate of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, the covered van dashed the motorcycle from behind around 11:45am, said sub-inspector Abdur Rashid of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, adding that the accident left the university student dead on the spot.
The motorcyclist was also injured in the accident, he said.
The incident occurred within few days after the death of a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals by a speeding bus of Suprabhat Paribahan in the capital’s Bashundhara area.
The accident took place even after repeated student protests across the country demanding safe roads and police steps to bring the capital’s traffic system in order.
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