A man and his niece were killed in a road accident at Shothibari point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Mithapukur upazila of the district on Sunday, reports BSS.
The deceased were identified as Lablu Miah, 35, and his niece Jui Akhter, 10, also a student of class three at Shothibari Kindergarten, of Baro Hazratpur Dublachari village under Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur.
“The accident occurred when a truck hit a motorcycle carrying the victims in the area on Sunday noon killing Jui on the spot and injuring her uncle critically,” officer-in-charge (OC) of Mithapukur Police Station Md Jafar Ali Biswas told BSS.
Police with the help of local people rescued the injured person and rushed him to the nearby Mithapukur Upazila Health Complex where the attending physicians declared him dead.
“A case was filed in this connection with Mithapukur Police Station,” the OC said, adding that police seized the killer truck and hectic raids are on to nab the absconding driver and helper.