Hit by train, former principal of Ispahani Girls' School and College dies
A former principal of Ispahani Girls' School and College died after a train hit him in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar area this morning.
The deceased was identified as Nirode Baran Roy, 60, who retired in January this year.
Sub-inspector Rafiqul Islam of Dhaka Railway Police Station said the teacher was walking along the rail tracks in Karwan Bazar when the accident happened around 10:00am.
A witness told police that Nirode was talking on the phone when two trains were passing by. He could see a train but could not sense another heading towards the airport from Kamalapur, the witness said.
With critical injures, he was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 1:00pm.
Swapan Roy, husband of the deceased's niece, said Nirode lived in Kalyanpur area with his wife and daughter.