Doctor Akhter Jahan Rumpa, an optometrist, had arrived in Dhaka from Sylhet on December 4. She had an interview at Bangladesh Eye Hospital in Dhanmondi. Unfortunately, she never got the chance to go to her appointment and her husband didn't get to meet her. A speeding bus rammed the CNG she was in at the Bijoy Sarani crossing. What is tragic in this whole incident is that, according to an eyewitness, the bus had actually stopped and opened the door to see what the damage was. Apparently, as the situation wasn't good, the bus drove away hitting the CNG one more time. By the time Rumpa was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), it was too late.
The victim's family has demanded punishment for this incident and they are terming it as murder. We are told by the officer-in-charge of that area that they are trying to locate the bus and the driver. Despite eyewitness accounts, the bus service officials have denied the presence of any of their buses on that route at that time.
The city has lots of CCTV cameras at vantage points and we expect the police to look at them and get the footage of the incident as soon as possible. How hard can that be? Too many people are losing their lives on our roads and it really is up to law enforcers to bring these perpetrators to justice. Only then can the victims' families can have some form of closure.