Father in ICU, she fights for justice

A police sergeant has been struggling to get justice for her father, who lost one leg and suffered critical injuries after his motorcycle was rammed by a car on the capital’s New Airport Road.

Traffic Sergeant Mohua Hajong said she tried in vain to file a case with Banani Police Station on December 11.

She said the man driving the car that hit her father Monoranjan Hajong is the son of a very powerful individual. The man’s wife and a friend were also in the car at the time of the crash around 2:00 am on December 3

Her 62-year-old father is a former BGB member and a current security supervisor of a real-estate company. He was returning to his home in the Niketan area riding his motorcycle after visiting a project site in Mohakhali DOHS when the car hit him at Banani-Chairman Bari.

In a security camera footage of the time seen by this correspondent, a motorcyclist appeared to be waiting to make a U-turn when a car hit it at a considerable speed.

Mohua said her father was rushed to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) where doctors amputated his right leg hours later. His left leg was also fractured at multiple places.

Police seized the car and the motorcycle from the scene, but the car was released two days later, she alleged.

“My father is in critical condition. I was in no position to go and file a case after the crash. Then on December 11, I submitted a written complaint to Banani Police Station. No case has been recorded yet. The family of the man driving the car is very powerful,” Mohua, who works in Dhaka, told the press yesterday.

She added that she arrived at the police station around 3:00 pm and tried to file a case. “Then I went to the deputy commissioner’s office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and talked to senior officers about the matter. I tried until around 9:00 pm and then left a written complaint with an inspector at Banani Police Station.”

Meanwhile, the injuries suffered by Monoranjan affected his kidney, liver, and caused septicemia, said Nitor Director Prof Abdul Gani Mollah, adding that the man needed ICU support and had to be taken to BIRDEM.

Mohua’s younger brother Mrityunjoy Hajong alleged that several police officers have been trying to settle the matter through negotiation. But the family members want justice.

He added that his father retired from BGB as a habildar in 2004. He then joined a real estate company in the capital, living in a dorm and providing for the family in Kalmakanda, Netrakona.

Contacted, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, deputy commissioner (Gulshan division) of DMP, said he was aware of the crash. Police are investigating the matter, he added.