Friday, August 15, 2008

Liton Hurt In Road Accident: Attempt to murder case filed

An 'attempt to murder' case was filed with Puthia Police Station yesterday in connection with a head-on collision between a truck and a car that left five people, including Rajshahi Mayor-elect AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, injured on Wednesday.

Abdus Sattar, president of Baneswar union Awami League, lodged the case accusing unknown persons as witnesses' accounts of the accident suggest an attempt to murder.

The plaintiff in his case said that the accident was preplanned with an aim to kill the mayor-elect.

Liotn's companion Abdul Awal told reporters that their car was moving slowly when the accident occurred.

Car driver Rezaul Islam said, "The truck was standing on the road but it suddenly started rolling towards us. When I realised that it is going to hit us, it was too late." He is now undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

Officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station said they launched an investigation into the case. The truck belongs to Dhiraj Uddin of Iswardi in Pabna and its driver also hails from Iswardi, he added.

The accident took place on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway on Wednesday afternoon when the mayor-elect was going to Tungipara to visit the grave of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Acting Rajshahi Mayor Rezaunnabi Dudu and Workers' Party leader Fazle Hossain Badsha visited injured Liton at his home yesterday.

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