A four-year-old child was run over by a covered van in the capital’s Mirpur area this morning.
Deceased Hafizur Rahman was son of Md Hanif, resident of a slum situated near Mirpur Commerce College in Dhaka city.
A covered van of Bangladesh Milk Producers' Cooperative Union Limited (Milk Vita) ran over him while he stood beside a road around 10:15am, Sanaullah Mia, officer-in-charge of Shah Ali Police Station, told The Daily Star.
Hafiz died on the spot, the OC said.
Protesting the incident, locals put barricade on the road. Later law enforcers rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control around 11:15am.
The driver and his helper managed to flee the scene.
Police seized the covered van.