Female doc’s death: Ctg rickshaw-puller arrested

Police on Thursday arrested the puller of the ill-fated rickshaw that was hit by a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Tuesday night, resulting in the death of a female doctor in the port city.

Dr Samina Akter, a mother of two children and a doctor at Southern Medical College and Hospital, succumbed to her injuries at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital after battling for her life for nearly two days.

Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) nabbed Mohammad Hridoy, 19, son of Md Nasir Uddin of Cumilla district, around 9pm on Thursday from the Old Station Road area of the port city after CCTV footage of the accident went viral on social media.

“From the CCTV footage, it appeared that the accident occurred due to the reckless driving of the auto driver and the rickshaw puller’s negligence,” said Md Nezam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station.

The accident occurred in the city’s Kazir Dewri area when Dr Samina was returning home. She later underwent a surgery at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital as she had sustained severe head injuries and a chest bone fracture.

“The auto-rickshaw driver, named Siddique, was arrested immediately after the accident on Tuesday,” the OC said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh