Bus driver held over accident that killed couple

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:41pm on January 19, 2021

The Criminal Investigation Department has arrested the driver of a bus that ran over and killed a couple at Airport area in Dhaka on Monday.

The CID arrested driver Tasikul Islam at Mouchak of Gazipur on early Tuesday, said CID’s assistant police superintendent Jisanul Haque.

Tasikul, who does not hold a licence for driving bus and other heavy vehicles, has been driving buses for five to six years, said CID additional police superintendent Mukta Dhar.

Akash Iqbal, 30, and his wife Maya Hazarika, 25, were run over by an Ajmeri Paribahan bus on Monday morning.

They were going to their office in Gulshan from their house at Mollartek of Dakkhin Khan in Dhaka.

Police said Tasikul admitted that he was driving the bus when the accident happened.

Additional SP Mukta Dhar said that Tasikul admitted that he hit the motorcycle of Akash and Maya from behind though the tried to overtake it. 

Maya’s father filed a case with Airport Police Station on Monday evening.

With technology support, the driver was spotted at Mouchak area and the CID arrested him at a house of his relatives.

Tasikul was handed over to the Airport police later.

Airport Police Station sub-inspector Imran Hossain, also the investigation officer of the case, said that they would place the driver before a Dhaka court on Wednesday seeking seven days to question him in police custody.