A local journalist was tragically killed as a picnic bus ran him over at Tarakandi intersection on Tarakandi-Jamalpur road in Sarishabari upazila of the district on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Hafizur Rah-man,32, son of late freedom fighter Abdur Razzak of village Kandarpara near the intersection, was a staff reporter of 'The Daily Nobotan', a Jamalpur based newspaper.
Quoting witnesses officer-in-charge (OC) of Sarishabari police station Rezaul Islam Khan said Hafizur went out of his house to walk on the road after having meal around 9.00pm.
When he reached the intersection, the Tarakandi bound picnic bus from Bhuapur of Tangail ran him over from behind, leaving him dead on the spot, said the OC.
Soon after the incident the driver of the bus fled the scene, the OC said, adding that they detained the bus. A case against the driver was filed with the police station.
-AA Correspondent, Sarishabari, Jamalpur