Auto rickshaw on the wrong way of Padma Bridge; driver jumps into river fearing security chase

  • June 20, 2023

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Source: Dhaka Tribune Bangla

The driver of a battery-powered rickshaw jumped off the bridge into the Padma river after “chasing security personnel” after climbing the Padma bridge in the opposite way at the Mawa end of Munshiganj.

The event happened around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18. So far, the cops have not been able to help the person.

Alamgir Hossain, who is in charge of the Padma North Police Station, said that the rickshaw came in from the wrong way. When the security staff noticed after a while, they went up to the car driver. When the driver saw them, he sped up and drove the autorickshaw faster. At one point, the rickshaw ran into a broken Corvadvan and crashed to the ground. After that, the driver ran away from the security staff and jumped into Padma from pole number 21.

On the other hand, sources from Padma Bridge South Police Station said that when the auto-rickshaw got on the bridge going the other way, some people rushed to stop it with the bridge’s police car. But the autorickshaw was going fast, and it came close to the 21st bridge post. The driver of the autorickshaw quickly stopped it and climbed the fence to jump into the river.

Sub-Inspector Feroz Al Mamun of the Padma Bridge South Police Station told the reporters, “It was an accident. The naval cops are trying to save the driver of the autorickshaw. No one can figure out why he did such a bad thing late at night.

Sub-Inspector Ruhul Amin of the Shivchar Charjanajat naval police station said in the afternoon, “The Padma river is being searched to find the missing autorickshaw driver. But they haven’t found the driver yet.”