A woman and her four-year-old son were killed after they fell off a running bus at Shimultali area of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj on Tuesday night.
The deceased were identified as Manchura, 25, wife of Jahangir and their son Asib, 4, resident of Madhabdi upazila of Narsingdi. She was a teacher ofDarul Uloom Rahmania Madrasa at Rahmatpur in the upazila.
Quoting family members, Mozaffar, in-charge of Kaspur Highway Police outpost, said Manchura and her son were returning home by a bus at night around 8:30pm.
The bus was competing with another bus on the way and at one stage, its door slammed open. Asib was flung onto the road from his mother’s lap. Manchura fell off the bus trying to catch her son.
They were run over by the other bus and killed on the spot.
The bus they were travelling in later fell into a roadside ditch.
On information, police seized the killer bus but its driver and his assistant managed to flee the scene, the official added, reports UNB.