Couple’s Death on Road: Bus driver remanded | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 21, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:48 AM, January 21, 2021

Couple’s Death on Road: Bus driver remanded

A Dhaka court yesterday placed a driver of Ajmeri Glory Paribahan on a one-day remand in a case filed over the death of a couple in the capital's Airport area.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the order after Investigation Officer Imran Hossain, also sub-inspector of Airport Police Station, produced the driver Tasikul Islam before the court with a five-day remand prayer.

The magistrate also denied bail to Tasikul after a petition was filed with the court, seeking bail. A team of Criminal Investigation Department arrested Tasikul Islam at Mouchak in Gazipur on January 19.

He had long been driving heavy vehicles like bus although he had professional licences for driving light vehicles only, police officials said.

The couple -- Akash Iqbal and his wife Maya Hazarika -- were on their way to work when the bus of Ajmeri Glory Paribahan hit their motorbike on January 18.

The driver attempted to escape droving over them. Maya's father Manik Miah filed a murder case with Airport Police Station, following the incident.

Two others, including the bus helper, are one the run. Akash (26) worked for a civil engineering construction firm while Maya (25) was a barista at Hotel Lake Castle in Gulshan-2.

The couple have a five-year-old daughter named Afra Anjum. According to media reports, Ajmeri Glory Paribahan buses killed a mother and her daughter in Gazipur in February 2020, and two more people in Gazipur in 2018.

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