A teenaged bicycle rider was crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck at Shahporan on the outskirt of the city on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Tuhin Ahmed, 17, a resident of Surma Gate of Shahporan thana area. The mishap occurred at around 7-45 pm in front of Shahporan Land Office on Sylhet-Tamabil highway.
Police said that a reckless truck rammed Tuhin's bicycle in front of Shahporan Land Office on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway, causing him to fall by the side of the road. Local people rescued him and took him to the Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Abdul Quaiyyum Chowdhury, OC of Shahporan police station, confirmed the incident saying that the killer truck has been detained, along with its driver. Case will be lodged in this connection if complaint is received on behalf of the family of the deceased.