A Dhaka court yesterday for the 11th time asked Shahbagh police to submit a probe report by May 22 in connection with a case filed over the death of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain in April 2018.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary passed the order after Sub-inspector Edrish Ali failed to submit the report yesterday. Earlier on April 1, the SI told The Daily Star that he would complete the probe within a short time and submit the report to the court.
Rajib lost his right hand after it got stuck between two speeding buses of BRTC and Sajan Paribahan, which were trying to overtake each other in Bangla Motor on April 3 last year. After two weeks in coma, Rajib died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.
A case was filed accusing drivers and helpers of two buses. Police arrested Khorshed, driver of Sajan Paribahan, and Wahed Ali, driver of BRTC. They are behind bars.
On May 8, 2018 the HC ordered the bus companies to pay Tk 1 crore to Rajib's family as compensation. BRTC and Sajan Paribahan challenged the order and on May 22 last year, the apex court stayed the HC order and asked it to form a committee to assess the liabilities.
The committee, led by Prof Mizanur Rahman, director of Accident Research Institute at Buet, said reckless driving was the primary cause of the accident.