A police officer on highway patrolling duty died after being hit by a speeding truck on the BKSP bypass in Khulna city in the small hours of Thursday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Haque, 55, a resident of the city. He was posted at Khanjahan Ali police station of Khulna city.
The accident occurred around 12am when the truck hit sub-inspector Abdul on the high-speed corridor while he was on patrolling duty in the area, said Md Kamal Hossain Khan, officer-in-charge of Khanjahan Ali police station.
Later, he was rushed to Khulna Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1am, he added.
The body has been kept in the hospital morgue, said the OC.