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Fifth-grader killed in Uttara road crash

A student of class five of Milestone School of the capital was killed in a road accident in Uttara area on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Faija Tahsina Shuchi, the only daughter of senior journalist Faijul Islam of The Daily Ittefaq.

Quoting witnesses, Turag police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Bur Jahan said that the incident took place at the Diabari area of Uttara, when a microbus ran her over in the early morning.

“We have seized the microbus,” said the SI

“However, the driver and the passengers of the vehicle were able to flee the scene. Necessary steps will be taken upon further investigation,” he added.

According to local sources, injured Shuchi was taken to Bangladesh Medical Hospital were the on-duty doctors declared her dead.