Time News Desk: A police taking a stroll near a police patrol van parked along the busy Gobindaganj regional highway in Dinajpur was fatally knocked down by a speeding truck on early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Omar Faruk, a constable posted at Ghoraghat police station as a driver. He was originally from Phulbaria union in Gaibandha.
The accident took place at Nitai Saha point on the Gobindaganj regional highway.
‘At the time, a patrol team of Ghoraghat police station was on duty on the highway. The truck hit Faruk as he was taking a stroll near the parked van, leaving him dead on the spot,’ said Abu Hasan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Ghoraghat police station.
The driver of the truck fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. ‘But his helper has been detained. The truck was also seized,’ said the OC.