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Bus conductor, helper give confessional statement over Abrar’s death

DHAKA, Conductor and helper of Suprobhat Paribahan

bus that crushed Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed

Chowdhury on March 19 have given confessional statement in the case filed

over the incident.

Bus conductor Yasin Arafat and helper Ibrahim made the statements under

section 164 before the courts of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Sadbir Yasir

Ahsan Chowdhury and Sorafujjaman Ansari respectively. After recording the

statements, the court sent the duo to jail.

Earlier on March 28, driver Sirajul Islam gave statement under section 164

before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan

Chowdhury.

On March 27, court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan

Chowdhury had put the bus conductor and the helper on a seven-day remand.

Police arrested Arafat from Shahrasti in Chandpur on March 26 and acting on

the information gathered in the primary interrogation, Ibrahim was arrested

from Middle Badda area in the capital on March 27.

On March 20, another court put driver Sirajul Islam, 24, on seven days

remand. Abrar was run over by Suprobhat Paribahan bus in the morning of March

19, as he was trying to cross the road.

It was learned later that the same bus earlier on that morning had struck

another pedestrian, leaving her seriously injured and crushed Abrar as it was

trying to flee the scene after the first incident.

Abrar's father Brigadier General (retd) Arif Ahammed Chowdhury filed a case

against the driver, his helper, conductor and owner of the bus with Gulshan

Police Station.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)