Investigators on Thursday submitted two charge sheets against Suprabhat Paribahan bus owner and five others in connection with two cases — one filed over the killing of university student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury and another over reported attempt to murder of college girl Synthia Islam Mukta.
Investigation officer of the cases DB inspector Kazi Shairiful Islam submitted the charge sheets to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka.
He brought charges against Suprabhat Paribahan bus owner Nani Gopal Sarker, driver Mohammad Sirajul Islam, conductor Yasin Arafat, driver’s assistant Mohammad Ibrahim, route president Alauddin and director Ashrafuddin.
Among them, the investigator pressed charges against Yasin, Nani Gopal, Alauddin and Ashrafuddin in the case of killing Abrar while all the six were charge-sheeted in the attempt to murder of Synthia, Dhaka metropolitan crime information and prosecution deputy police commissioner Mohammad Anisur Rahman told New Age.
The investigation officer, however, did not find involvement of driver Sirajul and his assistant Ibrahim in the killing Abrar.
Driver Sirajul Islam, his assistant Ibrahim Hossain, conductor Yeasir Arafat and bus owner Nani Gopal are now in jail.
They have already confessed to their offences under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
On March 19, 2019 morning a Suprabhat Paribahan bus hit and ran over Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury.
The bus was in a hurry to flee as it was earlier hit and wounded college girl Synthia in Dhaka’s Shahjadpur area.
Bus conductor Yasin Arafat was driving the bus when it ran over Arafat as police detained driver Sirajul Islam just after the bus hit Synthia.
Son of Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, Abrar was a bachelor’s first year student of BUP.
Police and fellow students said Abrar was crossing the road through the zebra crossing to catch a bus for his university around 7:30am on March 19 when the bus hit him, leaving him dead on the spot.
Arif Ahmed Chowdhury filled a case with the Gulshan police station against the suspects.
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