A housewife named Bibi Khatija (45) died after being hit by a bus on her way to the hospital to see her newly born granddaughter in Mirsrai, Chittagong.
The accident took place at Jamal’s shop area on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Friday evening. Locals seized the vehicle and handed it over to the Zorarganj Highway Police.
Khatija is the wife of Zahrul Haque of Shah Alam Saudagar village of North Talbaria area of Mirsrai Sadar Union.
Local resident Md. Atiq said, on Friday, Khatija was going to Mitchara General Hospital and Diagnostic Center to visit her daughter’s granddaughter. At that time, the Chittagong-bound line of the highway was moving in one lane due to renovation work. Then a Chittagong-bound bus hit him while crossing the road. Later, the locals rescued Mitchara General first
After taking him to the hospital, the doctor sent him to Chittagong Medical College (CHMEC) Hospital. He died there around 9 pm.
Abdullah Al Mamun, a UP member of Ward No. 6 of Mirsrai Sadar Union, said that Khatija was hit by a car while crossing the road and suffered a serious head injury. He was rescued and taken to Chamek Hospital where he died around 9 pm. He also said that he has two sons and a daughter.
Zorarganj Highway police station in-charge (OC) Alamgir Hossain confirmed the matter and said, ‘We seized the car with the help of locals and brought it to the police station. But the driver is absconding.’