Only a week ago, she started going to a college with a dream to be a university teacher one day. Obtaining GPA-5 in SSC examinations this year, Sidhratul Montaha Ena was well on the track to fulfilling her dreams. But a tragedy cut her short halfway.
Ena, a first year commerce student of Cox's Bazar Government College and daughter of Mohammad Ayub, was returning home in Cox's Bazar town from the college with her four friends on a battery-run easy bike around 1:30pm yesterday, the seventh day of her college life.
When the three-wheeler reached Rumaliarchhara area in the town, Ena's long scarf (orna) got tangled in one of its wheels and fastened tightly around her neck. Hearing her scream, the driver stopped the vehicle but blood started oozing from her mouth, said witnesses quoting her friends.
Ena was rushed to the Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared her dead.
"I had many dreams with my daughter. Everything got ruined, my life, my dreams," Ayub cried.
A pall of gloom descended on Ena's residence as soon as her body reached home. People joined the ill-fated family to mourn the death of a precious life.
Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Cox's Bazar Model Police Station, said they were yet to know about the incident as no body came to lodge any complaint. The driver and owner of the vehicle, however, could not be identified till filing of this report at 6:30pm.
Another such incident took place when the long scarf of Shorufa Akhter Nila, a student of Azimpur High School and College in the capital, got tangled in the wheel of an easy bike she boarded while going to the college on August 7. Nila died on the way to hospital.