Pickup van runs over school boy
A school boy was killed as a pickup van ran over him in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur on Wednesday afternoon.
Deceased Nishan Ahmed Faruk, 9, was the son of Abu Siddique, a resident of Motobi village in the upazila. He was a third grader at North Mandari Government Primary School.
Witnesses said a vehicle ran over Nishan in Mandari Bazar area on the Dhaka-Raipur regional road in the afternoon, leaving him dead on the spot.
The driver alongwith his vehicle fled the scene after the accident.
Protesting the incident, locals staged demonstration and blocked the road for around an hour.
Later, police brought the situation under control giving them assurance of immediate arrest of the driver.
The body was sent to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital morgue, said Chandraganj Police Station officer in-charge.