Rajshahi map. COURTESY
A young van-puller was killed and his elder brother injured when their mechanized van was knocked by a truck at Balia Shyampur area on the Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway under Paba Upazila in the district on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Sagar Hossain, 18, son of Rentu Sheikh of Haripur Colony area of the Upazila. Police said the two siblings sustained injuries grievously when they met the tragic road accident while returning home riding on the van at around 9.15 am.
They were immediately rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where the attending doctors declared Sagar dead after a few minutes of admission. Elder brother Shubho Hossain, 20, was undergoing treatment there. His health condition was critical, hospital sources said.
Masud Parvej, Officer-in-Charge of Kasiadanga Police Station, said both the driver and helper of the truck managed to flee from the scene just after the accident leaving behind the vehicle.
He said the body was sent to the hospital morgue for post mortem and a case was recorded with the police station in this connection.