Rickshaw-puller killed by garbage truck

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on April 17, 2021

A rickshaw-puller was killed and two passengers were injured as a vehicle of Dhaka South City Corporation hit a rickshaw in the capital’s Jatrabari area on Friday morning.

The victim was Md Mostafa, 40. His body was sent to Mitford Hospital.

The injured passengers were undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Agitated locals vandalised and torched the domestic waste-carrying vehicle.

Jatrabari police station sub-inspector Abhijit Poddar said that the truck of the city corporation hit a rickshaw at Bibir Bagicha area of Jatrabari leaving the rickshaw-puller Mostafa spot dead around 8:30am.

The agitated locals vandalised the vehicle, but the driver and other staff members managed to flee, police said. Police seized the truck.