MP Ekramul wants case of man killed by son’s car to be settled
Sayeed Muhammad: A proposal has allegedly been made to settle down the issue of man being killed by Mohammed Ekramul Karim Chowdhury MP’s son Shabab Chowdhury in a road accident. It is learnt that Tk30 lakh has been offered to the victim’s family. Salim Bepari, a 50-year-old Barisal man, was killed was crossing the Airport Road in the Banani area of the capital when he was struck by the Audi SUV around 10pm on Tuesday. According to media reports and unconfirmed social media posts, Noakhali 4 constituency lawmaker Ekramul’s son was driving the car at that time.
After the incident, Shabab allegedly fled the scene before taking refuge in the NAM Bhaban, on the opposite of the parliament complex on Manik Mia Avenue, where his father has an apartment allotted by the government.Semil’s employer has offered the sum while MP claimed the figure to be lesser than Tk30 lakh.Imran Hossain, managing director of Nawar Properties, the holding company where Selim was a driver, revealed the information yesterday. He said, “MP talked to me over the phone on Thursday night, proposing the settlement. Afterwards, he sent four men to discuss the matter at our office.”The meeting that lasted for two hours was attended by the deceased’s widow and children, he said, adding, the lawmaker had a telephonic conversation with him then as well.
The MP then said his men will meet Imran again in a day or two. However, the lawmaker said the victim’s family has to withdraw the case they filed over the accident, adding that it would not be mentioned that any member of his family was linked to the incident. When asked if the MP admitted that his son was driving the car during the accident, Imran said he proposed the resolution by confessing it all.Semil’s elder brother Yousuf said, “I heard that the matter is nearing a settlement.” Meanwhile, the investigation officer of the case, Sujan Karmakar, sub-inspector of Kafrul police station, could not be reached over the phone, to talk about the development.