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12:00 AM, April 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 AM, April 28, 2019

Death of BracU Student

Culprit pickup driver held

Police yesterday arrested the pickup driver who crashed Brac University student Fahmida Haque Labannya under its wheels after she fell off a motorbike on Thursday.

He was arrested from Savar, and was being interrogated, said OC Janea Alam Munshi of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. The OC did not disclose the name of the driver, saying they would provide details in a press conference today. Police also seized the vehicle.

Earlier, police held Suman, 23, the biker of the ride-sharing motorbike Labannya was on, from Mohammadpur.

In primary interrogation, Suman said Labannya took the ride from Shyamoli around 10:30am to go to Khilgaon. A jaywalker suddenly appeared in front of the bike near National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, prompting him to brake, he said.

Labannya fell off the bike and a pickup ran her over, the police official said quoting the biker. She was declared dead at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital.

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