Two motorcycle riding brothers were killed after being hit by an earth moving truck in Rajbari. The incident took place at the Mokbul shop area of Dhaka-Khulna highway of Goaland upazila on Wednesday around 12:30 pm.
The deceased are Monirul Islam (32) and Saiful Islam (27), son of Mokched Ali Sardar of Kadamtala village of Khankhanapur union of Rajbari Sadar police station.
Billal Sheikh, the cousin of the deceased, said that today is Thursday, middle brother Shamiul and tomorrow is Friday, younger brother Saiful Islam’s wedding. Both are scheduled to get married next Saturday. The elder brother Monirul was returning from Gazipur on the occasion of the marriage of two brothers. In the middle of the night, the younger brother Saiful went to fetch him from Daulatdia Ghat on a motorcycle.
Billal Sheikh said, on their way back, at around 12 midnight on Wednesday, they were hit by a soil-carrying truck coming from the opposite direction in the Maqbul shop area of Golanda Upazila on the Dhaka-Khulna highway. After that, the locals rescued the two and took them to the Golanda Upazila Health Complex, where the doctors declared them dead.
Another relative, Ayub Ali, said that there was a crowd of relatives at home on the occasion of the marriage of two brothers. All wedding arrangements are over. Today was Samiul’s wedding and tomorrow was Saiful’s wedding. Both were supposed to be married on Saturday. But the accident ended it all. Marriage has become a house of mourning.
Ahladipur Highway Police Sub-Inspector (SI) M Al Mamud confirmed the matter and said that the driver of the motorcycle was killed on the spot in a head-on collision with the soil-carrying truck. When the other person was injured, the locals took him to the Golanda Upazila Health Complex, where the doctor declared him dead.
SI said, ‘On receiving the news, the police seized the truck. However, the truck driver and his assistant are absconding. Efforts are underway to arrest them. Apart from this, the investigation is going on.’