Update September 12, 2018

Dhaka 8-54 am, 18-June, 2021

Bus owner, driver bail revoked in Akifa death case

Mirajul Moin Joy

A day after granting bail to them, a court in Kushtia on Tuesday issued warrants for the arrest of the Ganj-e-raj Paribahan bus owner and its driver in a case filed over the death of one-year-old Akifa in a road accident in the district on 28 August, says UNB.

Senior judicial magistrate MM Morshed passed the order following a petition filed by sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia model police station, also the investigation officer of the case.

Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the accident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.

Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail.

Earlier on Monday, MM Morshed granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and driver Mahid Miah alias Khokon in the case.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested Joynal Abedin from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.

Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.

Akifa, daughter of Harunur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter’s lap when a bus of ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ hit the mother in Kushtia district town on 28 August, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on 30 August.

The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita model police station on the same day.

The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.

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