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Bus driver held again over Akifa’s death

WT24 Desk

The driver of ‘Ganjeraj Paribahan’ bus was arrested on Wednesday after a Kushtia court cancelled his bail in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on 28 August, reports UNB.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the bus driver Mahit Mia alias Khokon from Bangeswari area in Faridpur sadar upazila, said additional superintendent of police in Kushtia Muhaimenul Rashid, reports UNB.

On Tuesday, senior judicial magistrate MM Morshed issued arrest warrants against the bus owner Joynal Abedin and driver Khokon following a petition filed by Kushtia model police station sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi, also the investigation officer of the case.

Presenting evidences before the court in support of holding the bus owner and driver responsible for the incident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.

Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail, granted by the magistrate on Monday. A RAB team arrested the bus owner Joynal Abedin from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.

Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.

Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of one Harunur Rashid, sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter’s lap when a bus of ‘Ganjeraj Paribahan’ hit her in Kushtia district town on 28 August.

Later, the child died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on 30 August.

The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita model police station on the same day.

The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site, Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.

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