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Two Bangladeshis die in Kolkata car crash

Published: August 17, 2019 21:14:24 | Updated: August 18, 2019 20:17:55


Two Bangladeshis have been killed and another injured after being crushed by a car in Kolkata.

The dead are Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 36, and Farhana Islam Tania, 30, Anandabazar newspaper reported citing police.

They took shelter under a shed outside a traffic police outpost near Shakespeare Sarani Police Station to escape the rain in the wee hours of Saturday, according to reports.

A Jaguar car rammed into them after hitting a Mercedes Benz sedan around 2am, the Indian media said.

Alam was in Kolkata for eye treatment and Tania used to work for Citibank, the Hindustan Times reported citing an official at the Bangladesh deputy high commission in Kolkata.

The deputy high commission could not speak to the third person who was released after treatment, the Bangladeshi official told the newspaper.

Alam hails from Jhenaidah while Tania resided in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur, according to the reports.

Police arrested the driver of the Jaguar car, Arsalan Parvez, who belongs to a well-known Kolkata family which runs a popular restaurant chain - Arsalan.

He is a student at Edinburgh and was home for holidays, according to NDTV.

Police were seeking his custody after the arrest, Anandabazar said.

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