Chapainawabganj: A minor girl was killed as a truck knocked her down at Muslimpur on the Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port road in Shibganj upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Masuma Khatun,8, daughter of Abdullah, a resident of Pardilalpur village of the same upazila.
Saibur Rahman, sub-inspector of Shibganj Police Station, said a speeding truck ran over Masuma in the area while she was crossing the road at about 8:30am, killing her on the spot.
Informed, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Police seized the truck but its driver and helper managed to flee the scene.
A case was filed in this connection.