Bangladesh bans three on a motorcycle after killing of policeman's wife

June 6, 2016 17:16

Bangladesh slapped a ban on more than one person riding pillion on a motorcycle on Monday, a day after the wife of a prominent security official was shot dead by three suspected Islamist militants riding a motorbike.

Mahmuda Aktar, the wife of Superintendent of Police Babul Aktar who is known for his security campaigns against militants, was stabbed and shot dead by the three in the southeastern port city of Chittagong on Sunday.

Four people have been picked up for questioning and the motorbike used in the killing has been recovered, Chittagong city Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar told reporters.

"Only two people are (now) allowed to ride a motorcycle, not three," Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters, adding motorcyclists will not even be allowed to carry a spouse and child, a common practice across South Asia.

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