Charge sheet submitted on death of Rajib

Court Correspondent | Published: 01:41, Feb 03,2020


Police submitted a charge sheet on Sunday against two bus drivers in connection with a case filed over the death of Titumir college student Rajib Hossain in an accident between two buses.

The accused, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation bus driver Waheed and Swajan Paribahan driver Mohammad Khorshed, are now on bail.

Shahbagh police sub-inspector Idris Ali submitted the charge sheet to Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Elias Mia’s court.

The court set March 11 for next hearing on the case.

Rajib Hossain, a student of Government Titumir College in and a part-time worker of a computer shop at Dholaipar in Dhaka, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17, 2018, 14 days after he was critically wounded during a sidesweep between two buses of BRTC and Swajan Pariban.

His left hand up to elbow was severed at the accident at karwan Bazar and he was immediately taken to Samarita Hospital from where he was shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

He filed the case with the Shahbagh police on April 3, 2018.

The accident and death of Rajib spread protests across the country.

His family members said Rajib Hossain lost both of his parents some 10 years ago before his death.

As the eldest child, Rajib was responsible for taking care of his two younger brothers.

So, he started working at a computer shop in Dholaipar area besides studying at Titumir college.

Rajib, in his early 20s, was still looking for a better job.

And for this reason he enrolled himself in BASIS Institute of Technology and Management at Karwan Bazar for a three-month training programme on graphic design. 

An accident happened when Rajib was going to attend his class at 1:30pm on April 3, 2018.

He lost his right arm while getting down from a bus of Sajan Paribahan as it hit a BRTC double-decker at the crossing.

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