The conductor of Suprobhat Paribahan today confessed to a magistrate that he was driving the bus, ran over and killed university student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on March 19.
“I was driving the bus following instruction of its owner as the driver Mohammad Sirajul Islam was caught by the passengers and handed him over to police after he had hit and injured a college girl in Banshtala area of Shahjadpur the same day,” said Yasin Arafat.
After the first accident, Yasin informed the owner of the bus and what would he do. In reply, the owner asked him to flee away from there with the bus. Following the instruction, he (Yasin) fled the scene to skip mass beating and arson.
He also said he ran over and killed the student Abrar, a first-year honours student at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), near the Bashundhara Residential Area around 7:30am on March 19.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury recorded the confessional statement of Suprobhat Paribahan’s driver Mohammad Sirajul Islam after Detective Branch Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam placed him before the court.
Another Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary recorded statement of helper Mohammad Ibrahim where he confessed that he was on the bus while the driver was steering the bus and hit a student the same day.
Later police confirmed that Synthia Islam Mukta, 20, a student of Mirpur Ideal Girls’ Laboratory Institute, was hit by the driver.
After recording their confessional statements, both of the conductor and helper were sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.
Earlier on March 28, driver Sirajul confessed to a magistrate that conductor Yasin was steering the bus and killed a student after he hit a student.