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3 hurt in train-car collision

Injured missing after gun found in the car

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Locals try to get a car off the rail lines after the car had whizzed past a closing level crossing gate in Malibagh and was hit by the train yesterday afternoon. Photo: Star
Locals try to get a car off the rail lines after the car had whizzed past a closing level crossing gate in Malibagh and was hit by the train yesterday afternoon. Photo: Star

A car in its haste slipped under the closing gate of Malibagh level crossing and it was hit by a train yesterday afternoon injuring three men in the car.

The train, which was heading for Kamalapur Railway Station, dragged the vehicle for over 100 metres, said Sub-Inspector Arefin Imam of Dhaka Railway Police Station.

A woman and a child, apparently unscathed, got out of the wrecked car right after the accident around 5:15pm, locals told police. They also said three other occupants of the car, including the driver, had injuries. 

However, the people in the car went missing after the recovery of a gun with 12 bullets and eight other bullets from inside the car.

Police also found several number plates of cars inside.

“We are trying to find out whether the Austrian-made pistol was licensed. If not, we are going to be after the men who owned the firearm,” said SI Arefin.

Officer-in-Charge Abdul Mazid of Dhaka Railway Police Station told The Daily Star late last night that they have found AR Rahman, 40, an alleged occupant of the vehicle, having treatment at the intensive care unit of Holy Family Medical College Hospital.

They found out that another passenger of the vehicle, who claimed to be Nur-e-Alam Khan, had treatment in Square Hospitals on Panthapath. He left the hospital before police could get there.

The OC said they were raiding a few places at the capital's Matuail where Nur reportedly lives.

Published: 12:02 am Saturday, August 02, 2014

Last modified: 9:49 pm Saturday, August 02, 2014

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