Polytechnic student killed in train crash


Regional Correspondent, Rajshahi

A polytechnic student was killed by being hit with a running train while crossing an unprotected (unguarded) level crossing at Bahrampur area of the city on Sunday night. The victim was identified as Sarwar Jahan Prince (20) son of Anwarul Islam of Kajla area under Motihar police station. He was a student of a private Polytechnic institute in Chapainawabganj.

Shah Kamal, Officer-in-charge of Rajshahi railway police station informed, Sarwar was killed in a collision with a running train while crossing the unprotected level crossing at Bahrampur in a motor bike. He said, Bahrampur railway level crossing is unprotected since there is no gate man on duty. Around 10.00 pm on Sunday, Sarwar was crossing the level crossing on a motor-bike when a Rajshahi bound train from Chapainawabganj hit him killing him under the wheels of the train.

The speedy train dragged the motor bike and Sarwar some 100-yard forward severing head and parts of his body. Police recovered the severed parts of the dead body and sent it to the morgue of RMCH for autopsy.