Moyur-2 owner, 6 others sued

Seven people including the owner of Moyur-2 — the launch that hit another in Buriganga river yesterday and caused the latter to capsize — were sued over the deaths of 32 people.

The accused are: launch owner Mosaddek Hanif Swad (33), his employee Abul Bashar Molla (65), launch master Jakir Hossain (54), engine driver Shipon Hawlader (45), driver Shakil Hasan (28), Sukani Nasir Mridha (40), and Ridoy (24).

Shamsul Alam, a sub-inspector of Sadarghat River Police Station, filed the case last night with Keraniganj Dakshin Police Station, said officer-in-charge of the police station Shah Zaman.

Drive is on to arrest the accused, the OC said.

The accused were charged for negligence that caused deaths of 32 people and some other offences under section 280, 304 A, 437 and 34 of Penal code.

At least 32 people drowned as a novice was allegedly at the helm of Moyur-2 when the vessel slammed into a smaller launch — Morning Bird — causing it to sink in the Buriganga at the capital’s Shyambazar yesterday.

The victims are mostly from Munshiganj. Of the victims, 22 were men, seven women and three children.

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