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Woman killed as car drags her alive on DU campus

A woman has been killed after a speeding private car dragged her alive on the Dhaka University campus.

Rubina Akter, a 45-year old woman, was killed when the private car dragged her up to one and a half kilometers — from Raju Sculpture near the Central Jame Mosque on the Dhaka University campus to Nilkhet Crossing.

Later, students and onlookers caught the driver after chasing the car and gave him as mass beating.

The incident happened at about 3:30pm on Friday (December 2) near the Central Jame Mosque on the Dhaka University campus. The identity of the man driving the car was named as Azhar Zafar Shah by police. He was a former associate professor of the Department of International Relations at Dhaka University.

Details of the slain woman are yet to be known.

Witnesses said a speeding private car (Dhaka Metro Ka 05-0055) hit the woman. Being struck, the woman got trapped underneath the car. Instead of stopping the car, the driver drove his vehicle towards Nilkhet through TSC area dragging the woman. At one stage, students and onlookers started throwing brickbats towards the car, but the driver didn’t stop his vehicle. Then the angry pedestrians caught the car after chasing the vehicle as it got stuck in traffic congestion at Nilkhet crossing. They brought out the driver of the car and beat him mercilessly, leaving him critically injured.

He was later taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Besides, the woman was rushed to the DMCH.

Meanwhile, the woman who was injured in the car accident later succumbed at the DMCH at about 5:00pm.

DMCH Police Camp in-charge Inspector Md Bacchu Mia confirmed about the death and said the body of the victim was kept at the DMCH morgue for postmortem.

He said the name of the woman could only be known. Details of her identity are yet to be learned.