Former Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) organizing secretary and Daily Shomoyer Alo Senior Reporter Habibur Rahman was killed in a motorcycle accident.
The incident took place at Hatirjheel area in the capital early Wednesday.
Sub-inspector Enamul Haque, duty officer of Hatirjheel Police Station said to media that he sustained critical injuries after his motorcycle hit a footpath near Begunbari area around 3 am.
Pedestrians took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said.
In charge of DMCH police outpost, Bachchu Mia said that the body was kept at hospital morgue for an autopsy.