National handball team's goalkeeper Sohanur Rahman met a tragic death in a road accident in Kushtia yesterday. He was 21.
The promising player, along with one of his cousins, was travelling on a motorbike when an unlicensed three-wheeler (locally called Nasiman) hit them from the opposite direction, leaving them critically injured, said SM Arifuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
Both were rushed to the Kushtia General Hospital where Sohanur's companion breathed his last a few hours later. Sohanur was being brought to Dhaka but he, too, succumbed to his injuries on the way in Rajbari at around 4:00pm.
Sohanur, who represented Bangladesh in the South Asian Games in Nepal in December last year, has played in different age-level tournaments and participated in different national competitions in the past six years.
National team's coach Kamrul Islam bemoaned the tragic demise of the promising youngster. "Sohan was a promising player. He was 6ft 2inch tall which was a great advantage for him. He had a great future ahead of him," the coach said.