A police officer was killed in a road crash Tuesday afternoon at Devpur area of Cumilla-Sylhet highway as two motorcycles collided.
The deceased was identified as Raki Chandra Singh, an assistant sub-Inspector of Nabinagar police station in Brahmanbaria.
Police citing the eyewitnesses said Raki Chandra Singh was on his way to Cumilla Cantonment. At Devpur area of the Cumilla-Sylhet highway, while he was trying to overtake a vehicle he collided head-on with another motorbike coming from the opposite direction.
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After the accident both the bikers fell on the road being seriously injured. Locals rushed them to Mainamati Medical College Hospital.
Later in a critical condition, assistant sub-Inspector Raki was taken to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Meanwhile, the critically injured other biker Rafi Ullah was sent to Dhaka for advanced treatment after initial treatment.
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Highway Police Abdur Rashid confirmed the death of assistant sub-Inspector Raki and said the motorbikes were recovered from the spot.