DHAKA: Two Bangladeshi nationals sheltering outside a Kolkata police traffic outpost to escape the rain, were crushed to death on Saturday (August 17), when a Jaguar car rammed into them after hitting a Mercedes sedan, reports NDTV.
The victims have been identified as Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 35 and Farhana Islam Tania, 28.
The driver of the Jaguar -- a 22-year-old man from a prominent Kolkata family-- reportedly fled the spot but was later arrested.
The crash took place at 1:50am in the vicinity of Kolkata's famous Park Street.
The accused, who was allegedly speeding down Shakespeare Sarani also known as Theatre Road, crashed into a Mercedes Benz car at the Loudon Street crossing. Both the luxury vehicles spun out of control and the Jaguar rammed the victims standing nearby.
A third Bangladeshi national --who escaped being hit by the car-- said the couple was crushed against the wall of the police outpost. They had come to Kolkata from Dhaka for the woman's medical treatment. They had gone to a restaurant for dinner and were trying to get a taxi to return to their hotel when the accident took place.
They were taken to a Kolkata hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival.
The Jaguar driver--Arsalan Parvez-- allegedly fled the accident site. The driver and the passenger of the Mercedes also got injured.
The accused belongs to a well-know Kolkata family which runs a popular restaurant chain - Arsalan. He is a student at Edinburgh and was home for holidays.
BDST: 1931 HRS, AUG 17, 2019