Monir Hossain Akon (40), Deputy Administrative Officer of the Rajapur Upazila Nirbahi Officer’s office was killed and a woman was injured when a tree crushed them in Nalchiti of Jhalkathi. The incident took place at Shatapakia on the regional highway of Barisal-Jhalkathi of the upazila around 10 pm yesterday.
The house of deceased Monir Hossain is in Baraiya area of Rajapur. He has a wife and two children. He lived with his family in Jhalakathi city. Injured Tanya (25) of Bishwa Road area of College Mor, Jhalkathi city. He was admitted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in critical condition. Deputy Administrative Officer Monir Hossain was familiar with it.
Riad Hossain, colleague of Monir Hossain Akon and deputy administrative officer of Jhalkathi Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer’s office, said that Monir Hossain Akon was returning from Barisal to Jhalkathi city with Tanya on a motorcycle after finishing his personal work.
It was raining a lot at that time. On the way, a big branch of a raintree tree broke and fell on them at a place called Shatapakiya in Nalchiti. People present at the spot rescued them and admitted them to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. The emergency department doctor there declared Monir dead. Tanya is undergoing treatment there.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nalchiti police station Ataur Rahman said that in view of the family’s request, the police have allowed the body to be buried in the municipal cemetery of Jhalkathi city without post-mortem examination.