Ferry owner arrested over collusion that causes 34 deaths in Buriganga
July 9th, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Ferry owner arrested over collusion that causes 34 deaths in Buriganga

Staff Correspondent ;

Dhaka – Police have arrested the owner of a passenger ferry that collided with another vessel leading to death of 34 people in the Buriganga River.

Mosaddek Hanif Swad, the owner of the Mayouri-2 that hit the Morning Bird ferry, was arrested at a home in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area early on Thursday, officer Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan said.

Swad, who along with six other staff members of the ferry was charged with culpable homicide, was remanded in custody for interrogation.  

The ferry Morning Bird capsized in the river Buriganga on June 29, prompting the authorities to file a case with local police station over the fatalities.

On Tuesday police arrested a supervisor of the ferry Moyuri-2, and based on his information the owner was arrested. The captain and other staff members wanted in the case are on the run.

If proved in the court that the deaths were unintentional nature of culpable homicide, the accused may face 10 years of jail.

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