3 burnt as bus set on fire in Rupganj
Rupganj, 25 February 2015, Nirapad News: Three people sustained burn injuries as miscreants set fire on a stationary bus at Sawghat on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Rupganj upazila early Wednesday.
Two of the injured were identified as Mainuddin, 24, helper of the bus, and Shakil Ahmed, 25.
Witnesses said some unidentified miscreants torched the bus of ‘Asian Paribahan’ around 3:30 am, leaving the trio, who were sleeping at its backside, injured.
Later, Mainuddin got down from the bus breaking open the window and started to yell.
Hearing his shout, local people rushed to the spot, doused the flame and rescued two others from the vehicle.
Later, they were whisked off to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Bholta police camp in-charge Sub-inspector Rabiul Islam confirmed the incident.