Three workers of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan get life term jail


Staff Reporter : A Dhaka court has given life term imprisonment to two drivers and a helper of two buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan over a road accident that killed students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College in Dhaka.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Sunday gave the verdict against the drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon who was present in the court. Another convict Kazi Asad, helper of one of the two buses, was fugitive.

The court also fined Tk 50,000 each of the defendants. In default of the fine, they will have to live six months more in jail.  

Besides, the court acquitted bus owner Jahangir Alam and another helper Enayet Hossain in the case.

On July 29 last year, two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College -- Abdul Karim Rajib, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17 -- were run over and killed while nine others were injured during a mad race between two buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan, parking an unrecorded firestorm of protest across the country.

Victim Dia’s father Jahangir Alam Fakir filed a case with Cantonment Police Station in connection with the killing on the same day.