4 killed in fire set on train in Tejgaon

  • December 19, 2023

At least 4 people including a mother and her son have been killed as miscreants set fire on three compartments of Mohanganj Express train in Tejgaon. Fire service and civil defense said the act of arson took place some time after 5:00 AM on Tuesday. Of the deceased, two were identified as Nadira Akter Popy, 32, and her 3 year old son Yasin. The other two victims could not be identified.

Tejgaon police station’s officer in charge (OC) Mohammad Mohsin listened to the passengers who said the train from Netrokona reached Dhaka in the morning. As it arrived near Khilket area, the passengers saw the fire. Afterwards the train was stopped at Tejgaon station. Fire service media cell’s official Shahjahan Shikder said 3 units of Tejgaon fire station brought the fire under control at around 6:45 AM. Police said the bodies were delivered to Kamalapur railway station.

Source: Prothom Alo