Sirajganj: Miscreants set fire to a truck carrying cement in the Nalka Overbridge area of Salanga in Si-rajganj, situated along the western highway of the Bangabandhu Bridge, early Saturday.
Salanga Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Anamul Haque confirmed the matter.
The incident occurred when the truck, en route from Narayanganj to Bogura with cement, experienced engine trouble on the western side of the Nalka Overbridge around 1:30 am on Saturday. The driver had stopped the truck to address the engine issues, said the OC.
At that moment, around five to six masked individuals approached the truck and set fire to the vehicle, forcing the driver and helper to flee for their lives. Although the driver and helper quickly attempted to extinguish the flames using sand, the fire engulfed the truck, he said.
Being informed, police went to the sport and took the truck for further investigation. The police are working to apprehend those responsible for the incident, said the OC.