National, Front Page

Woman dies after being hit, dragged by car at DU


By BSS
Published : 02 Dec 2022 10:12 PM | Updated : 03 Dec 2022 05:52 PM

A woman died Friday after being hit and dragged by a private car for several hundred yards on Dhaka University campus in the afternoon.

The deceased was Rubina Akter, 45, hailed from the capital's Hajaribagh area.

She died while undergoing treatment at DMCH around 4:45pm, DMCH police outpost Inspector Bachchu Mia said.

Eyewitnesses said a private car hit the bike from behind near Shahbagh police station. Rojina was returning home on her brother-in-law's motorcycle.

At that time, she slipped from the bike and stuck to the bumper of the car. The vehicle did not stop and dragged her several hundred yards, from DU Central Mosque to Nilkhet, they added.

After noticing it, students and pedestrians chased and intercepted the car and rushed Rojina to the hospital, where she succumbed to the injuries.

Later, the mob also beat the driver of the private car in the incident.

The driver was also sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

UNB adds: A woman has died after being struck and then dragged along the road underneath a private car in the Dhaka University campus area.

The victim was identified as Rubina Akter(45). She was a housewife whose husband passed away two years ago and she left behind a son.

The incident took place around 3pm when a private car struck a motorcycle in front of the National Museum at Shahabag.

The woman who was a passenger on the bike fell off it, and got entangled between the tires as she slipped underneath the car, which dragged her in that state till the Nilkhet intersection. 

People stopped the car from going further on noticing what was happening. The woman was brought out from underneath the vehicle in critical condition, while an agitated mob resorted to thrashing the driver and vandalising his car. 

Later, police came and took both the badly-injured woman and the driver to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. 

The woman died while undergoing treatment, confirmed DMCH police camp In-charge Bacchu Mia.

Rubina Akter's brother-in-law Nurul Amin told UNB that she was going with him to her sister's house in Hazaribagh from Tejgaon on motorcycle.  

"When we reached in front of Shahbagh museum, a private car hit us from behind and dragged her till Nilkhet intersection from Shahabag," he said.

"I was shouting from behind to stop the car but the driver didn’t hear me," he added.

Zafor Shah, the driver of the private car, is a former associate professor of Dhaka University's International Relations(IR) department. 

Contacted, OC of Shahabag police station Noor Mohammad said, "We have seized the private car but no case has been filed yet."