Coach severs car driver's leg in Dhaka Mayor Hanif Flyover -Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 29, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:56 PM, April 29, 2018

Coach severs car driver's leg

It first rear-ends car then runs him over as he protested

A coach ran over a car driver near Mayor Hanif Flyover at Dholaipar in the capital yesterday, severing his leg from the knee, after rear-ending the car and being chased down.

About a kilometre from the spot, a coach of Green Line Paribahan rear-ended the car of Russel Sarker, 26, and sped away. But the coach got stuck in traffic near the Mayor Hanif Flyover and Russel was able to catch up and halt the vehicle.

Russel had stood in the way of the coach holding a brick chunk and eventually Russel and coach driver Kabir Hossain locked in an altercation, witnesses said.

As the traffic began moving again, Kabir drove over Russel and his left leg got crushed under the wheel.

Locals chased the coach and caught it with the help of police near the Jatiya Press Club, Shahbagh police said.

Kabir was detained and the coach was seized, said Officer-in-Charge (investigation) Zafar Ali Biswas.

Russel, who works for a power company, was first rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with the severed leg. He was then moved to Square Hospitals which referred him to Apollo Hospitals.

Doctors at Apollo were trying to reattach his leg, said Arif Hossain, Russel's co-worker.

Arif claimed that the coach driver ran over Russel with intent.

Abdus Sattar, general manager of Green Line Paribahan, said his staffers inside the coach said Russell threw a brick breaking the windscreen of the coach coming from Khulna. He was about to attack again when traffic started moving and Kabir drove away. Russel fell on the ground and got run over. 

On April 4, Rajib Hossain, lost his right hand after it got stuck between two buses in the city's Bangla Motor area.

Rajib succumbed to his injuries on April 17.

Teenager Rozina lost her right leg as a BRTC bus ran her over on Airport Road near Banani's Chairman Bari on April 20. She is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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