A female police constable was killed and her three-year-old son injured as a speedy train hit them near Khilgaon level crossing in the city on Wednesday.
The victim was identified as Mukta Mitra, 25, a constable posted at Dhaka court and wife of constable Anik Sarker of Palfutak village in Mohanganj upazila of Netrakona district.
Quoting victim’s family members, hospital sources said Mukta along with her husband and son was returning from Netrakona by ‘Haor Express’ train.
When the train slowed down after crossing Malibagh level crossing, Mukta got down from the train along with her son Arjan near the Khilgaon level crossing at about 1:30pm although her husband forbade her to do so.
Unfortunately, another train coming from Kamalapur Railway Station through the other track hit the duo, leaving them critically injured, said Nandon Sarker, a nephew of the victim.
They were taken to nearby Khidma Hospital where Mukta was declared dead. Arjan was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at about 3:30 pm.
Sources at the DMCH said the left wrist of Arjan got almost severed from the body.
Constable Mukta was posted in Dhaka Court while her husband at Rajarbagh Police Lines. The couple had been living at 165 Shantibagh in the city.
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