Dhaka – The owners, drivers and assistants of two buses have been indicted for killing of two college students in road crashes Dhaka’s main airport road that prompted violent protest across Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes accepted the charges brought by the investigators against them. Four of the accused were on the dock when the judge read out indictment order, prosecutor Tapas Kumar Pal said.
Two others are on the run.
The court fixed November 1 for trial of the accused who belong to the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan, a transport service in Dhaka. Drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon, assistant Enayet Hossain, and owner Shahadat Hossain are now in jail while Asad, a helper, and Jahangir Alam, another owner of the company, are absconding.
On July 29, first-year students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College were killed when a bus of the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan plough through a group of students.
The accident triggered widespread protests across Bangladesh demanding safer roads. The students also sought justice for the accident.