University student dies in Dhaka road accident

Published : 01 Apr 2023 10:06 PM | Updated : 01 Apr 2023 10:06 PM

A private university student was killed as a covered van hit the motorbike carrying her on Gabtali-Sadarghat road in the capital’s Beribadh area on Friday night.

The deceased, Sanjida Akter Tamanna, 27, an honours final-year student of North South University, was a pillion rider of the motorbike.

She hailed from Noakhali’s Sonaimuri upazila and used to live with her family in the capital’s Kamrangichar.

Akter Hossain, sub-inspector of Lalbagh police station, said the accident occurred at about 10:00pm when the speeding covered van crashed into the motorbike in front of one Shamim Garment on the road, leaving her critically injured.

She was first taken to a local hospital and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at about 1:00am where doctors declared her dead, he said.

The body was kept at the hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations.