A Dhaka court yesterday fixed October 25 for hearing on framing charges of homicide against the owners, drivers and assistants of two Jabal-E-Noor Paribahan buses that allegedly raced each other moments before one of them ploughed into a crowd killing two college students in the capital's Kurmitola on July 29.
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court passed the order after scrutinising the case dockets and other relevant documents.
The same court also issued arrest warrants against helper Kazi Asad and owner Jahangir Alam, who have been shown fugitive in the charge sheet submitted by Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB).
The others four accused are drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon, helper Enayet Hossain and owner Shahadat Hossain. They are all behind bars.
On July 29, Abdul Karim alias Rajib Uddin, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17, of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College were run over and killed by the bus being driven by Masum.
Masum and bus owner Shahadat gave confessional statements to the court under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Dia's father Jahangir Alam filed the case with Cantonment Police Station in connection with the accident.