Policeman killed by covered van in city

A member of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) was killed as a covered van ran over him in Jatrabari area of the capital on Tuesday night.

Officer-in-charge of Jatrabari police station Mazharul Islam confirmed this to Prothom Alo.

The deceased Babul Sheikh, 50, was a sub-inspector (SI) of DMP Kotwali zone.

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Hailing from Pabna, Babul lived in Shanir Akhra with his family.

According to police and hospital authorities, Babul was returning home from office. A covered van ran over him in Jatrabari area.

He was rushed to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). The physicians there pronounced him dead at around 10:45pm.

Police said they detained the driver of the van and seized the vehicle.

Babul’s body was kept in DMCH morgue, said the OC of Jatrabari police station.

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