Gazipur: Miscreants uprooted 20-foot stretch of rail track using oxiacetileno, resulting in train accident at Bankharia village on Dhaka-Mymensingh route in the early yesterday.
“The Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express was derailed as unidentified miscreants used oxiacetileno . . . oxiacetileno and LPG cylinder were recovered from the spot where the train accident took place,” deputy inspector general of police Dhaka Range Syed Nurul Islam told journalists.
“We will identify and arrest the plotters of this incident. It is an act of sabotage. So, we have intensified our efforts to arrest the culprits who are involved in this incident,” Nurul added.
Anwar Hossain, superintendent of Dhaka Railway Police, also said the cutting off of the rail track caused the accident around 4:00am yesterday, killing one person and injuring several others.
“It is a subversive activity carried out to cause harm to train passengers and damage government proper-ty. We think pro-blockade supporters did it,” he told reporters on the spot.
“We will be able to identify and arrest those involved in the incident,” he said, adding that apart from railway police, district police and intelligence wings were also working in this regard.
The incident occurred on the second day of the 36-hour blockade called by BNP and its allies.