Driver & helper killed in petrol bomb attack
Barisal, 03 February 2015, Nirapad News: A truck driver and his helper were killed early Tuesday as the blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at their vehicle at Sundardi in Gaurnadi upazila in Barisal.
The victims were identified as driver– Nur Hossain Shikder,32, son of Abdur Rab Shikder, a resident of Kalaia village in Baufal upazila, and helper–Zafar Rari,26, son of Shahajahan Rari, a resident of Baharampur village in Dashmina upazila of Patuakhali district.
Locals said the Barisal-bound salt-laden truck coming from Madaripur district under police escort fell into a roadside ditch after its driver lost control over the steering as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the vehicle when it was passing through the area at about 12:45 am, leaving its driver and helper were dead on the spot.
Officer-in-charge of Gaurnadi police station Sazzad Hosaain confirmed the deaths, saying the two were burnt alive as a fire ignited from a blast of the truck’s fuel tank after the vehicle slewed sideways into a ditch loosing control.