Auto-rickshaw driver dies as passenger kicks
An auto-rickshaw driver was killed after a passenger kicked him at Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Monday morning following an altercation over fare.
Deceased Alim Hossain, 40, was the son of Zainal Miah, a resident of Bagbari Madhyapara area in Gazipur district.
Local people, however, caught Fajlul Haque, 35, hails from Nalitabari in Sherpur, and handed over him to police.
Witnesses said Fajlul Haque boarded on Alim's rickshaw at Narsinghapur Bus Stand to go to Yousuf Market in Dhanaid area. As they reached there, an altercation took place between them over extra fare of Tk 5.
At one stage, Fajlul kicked hard the auto-rickshaw driver and he fell down and got hit with the vehicle. He died on the spot.
Regarding the matter, Ashulia Police station sub-inspector Al Amin said police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue.
A case was filed and Fajlul was shown arrested in the case, he added.