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Journalist's father killed in Dhaka road crash

  • Published at 02:54 pm October 9th, 2021
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Police on the lookout for the vehicle and its driver

A 65-year-old man was struck and killed by a speeding microbus in Dhaka’s Rayerbag area on Friday.

The incident took place at 8:30pm, while the man was returning home.

The deceased has been identified as Swapan Tabriz, father of Md Samsuddin Ahmed Mishu, a journalist with the Kaler Kantho, a leading Bangla daily.

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According to the deceased's family, Swapan went to a relative's home in the city’s Basabo area on Friday afternoon. Later on, he was run over by a speeding microbus on his way home to Rayerbag.

Sub-Inspector Mohammad Khaleq of Jatrabari police station said a Chittagong-bound speeding microbus ran over Swapan. Currently, police are on the lookout for the microbus and its driver.

A case is also being prepared in this regard, he added.