Ridua Mahin Alvi (26) was supposed to leave for Canada on September 8. For that reason, he left his recently found job at AB Bank in Dhaka. But in the end he did not go to Canada. On his way back home to Dinajpur with the body of his old grandmother from Dhaka, he also returned as a dead body in a road accident.
Mahin died in a road accident at Dinajpur-Gobindganj regional highway in Dinajpur-Gobindganj regional highway around 7:30 am last Friday. Relatives are saddened by the death of grandmother and granddaughter almost at the same time.
Mahin’s relative Sarwar Rahman said that Mahin’s grandmother Maleka Begum (80) was taken to Dhaka by her son engineer Shafiqur Rahman for treatment a month ago. He died there last Thursday afternoon while undergoing treatment. An ambulance from Dhaka LabAid Hospital was coming to Dinajpur with Maleka’s body. Mahin and his cousin Ahnaf Zahin (22) were sitting in the ambulance driver’s seat. Two employees of Shafiqur Rahman’s office and a relative were in another microbus behind.
A crowd of neighbors and relatives were seen at the house of deceased Maleka Begum in Balubari area of Dinajpur city on Saturday morning. Mother Rafia Akhtar is being taken to visit her son’s grave. He has no power to speak. Tears have dried up. Mahin is the elder of the two boys. Younger son Ayman is a seventh grader.
Narrating the incident, Ahnaf Jahin said that after the ambulance crossed Gobindganj, the driver felt sleepy. Mahin stopped the ambulance in Osmanpur area of Ghoraghat and made the driver drink tea. 15 minutes gives the driver a chance to rest. Shafiqur Rahman calls Mahin on the phone and asks him (Jahin) to board his office colleague’s microbus. At that time he (Jahin) left in the microbus. But Mahin stayed next to Nani’s body. The ambulance continues. When the driver lost control while approaching Nurjahan Masjid in Ghoraghat upazila, the ambulance hit the back of a truck parked on the side of the road. The front part of the ambulance carrying the body was twisted. Mahin died on the spot. Behind the ambulance was the microbus carrying them. The incident happened in front of his eyes. He cannot forget that painful memory.
Talking to the relatives, it is known that Mahin does not have an uncle of his own. There are three aunts. One of them lives in Japan, one in London. A few days ago, the Japanese expatriate aunt came to Dinajpur. He returned to Japan last Wednesday. After marriage, Mahin’s mother stayed at home. Although Mahin’s grandfather’s house is in Binyakuri area of Chirirbandar upazila, he grew up in various houses in Balubari area of the city. Father is a contractor by profession. Mother works in Dinajpur Eye Hospital. Mahin, the eldest son of the family, was loved by all. His family and neighbors have been left speechless by his death.
Mahin does not have an uncle of his own. There are three aunts. One of them lives in Japan, one in London. A few days ago, the Japanese expatriate aunt came to Dinajpur. He returned to Japan last Wednesday