Notre Dame College student’s death: DSCC cleaning staff Harun remanded

A Dhaka court on Saturday placed Dhaka South City Corporation(DSCC) cleaning staff Md Harun on a 2-day remand in a case filed in connection with the death of a Notre Dame College student in a road crash.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mainul Islam passed the order after investigation officer of the case Anisur Rahman, sub-inspector of Paltan police station, sought a 7-day remand for interrogating Md Harun.

Meanwhile, the defense lawyer submitted a petition seeking his bail which the court rejected after the state side opposed it.

On Friday Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained DSCC cleaner Md Harun who confessed that he has been driving DSCC garbage truck regularly since 2020 without having a license.

On Wednesday, he allowed another cleaning staff Russel Khan to drive the vehicle violating the rules as he was absent on the day.

On Thursday, a press release DSCC said, cleaning staff Md Harun a was terminated for taking allotment of the truck through illegal means.

Besides, a departmental case was filed against designated driver of DSCC Md Iran Mia and he was suspended for allowing someone else to drive a truck that was illegally allotted, said DSCC.

Earlier on Thursday, Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate placed cleaning staff Russel Khan on a three-day remand in the case.

On Wednesday, Naim Hasan, a 17-year-student of Notre Dame College, was killed when a garbage truck of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) hit him at Golchattar in the city’s Gulistan area while crossing road.

Patrol police in the area detained Russel Khan, who was driving the DSCC vehicle, while he was fleeing and seized the truck, said Md A Ahad, deputy police commissioner of Motijheel division of DMP.

A case was filed at Paltan police station in this regard following a complaint lodged by Naim’s father, he said.

Russel was neither appointed by DSCC as a driver nor he has any driving license, said the police official.

Cleaning staff Harun used to allow Russel to drive the vehicle in his absence, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh