Police yesterday arrested the trucker responsible for injuring television and film actress Ahona Rahman Lucky following a scuffle with her at Uttara-7 in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The driver, Sumon Mia, 27, was arrested in Ashulia around 4:30am, on information from his 16-year-old helper, who was held in Uttara on Friday night, Abdur Razzak, inspector (investigation) of Uttara West Police Station, told The Daily Star.
“We have sent the helper to court where he gave confessional statement under section-164, accepting that they tried to drive the truck over Ahona,” said Razzak. He said the trucker will be produced before court today.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ahona was driving home from Old Dhaka around 4am when a sand-laden truck hit her car in Uttara sector-7.
Ahona came down from the car and charged the trucker. At one stage of the altercation, the truck driver tried to drive off, and the actress tried to climb on the vehicle.
He sped off with Ahona hanging by the door and snaked the vehicle at high speed to throw her off for around one kilometre. She was severely injured when the truck flipped over and some stones fell on her at Uttara sector-12.
Ahona is currently undergoing treatment in Uttara Crescent Hospital. “I'm suffering from severe pain and the doctors have asked me to stay here for a few more days,” Ahona told The Daily Star yesterday.