Monday 5, June 2023

Student killed by road crush: Students blocks Farmgate streets

Time Digital News: Students of Dhaka Science High School today demonstrated in Dhaka's Farmgate area demanding justice for their fellow student Ali Hossain, who died in a road accident yesterday (September 11, 2022).

They blocked several other roads chanting slogans demanding safe roads. The area reverberated with the slogan "We want safe roads, we want justice" during the mass student protests in 2018.

Witnesses said the students gathered in Farmgate area around 11:30am. Braving the rain, they continued their protest, halting vehicular movement in the area.

Ali Hossain (17), a class ten student of Government Science High School in Tejgaon, died after being hit by a microbus in Dhaka's Tejgaon Industrial area yesterday morning.

Mohammad Shajahan, duty officer of Tejgaon Police Station, said some students blocked Farmgate area following death of a student by accident yesterday.

The protesters left the area around 1:00pm following requests by the police and school authorities.

Police arrested Ziaul Huq (50,) the driver of the microbus and seized the vehicle from Bish-Mile area of Dhaka's Ashulia this morning, according to a text message floated to media.

A press briefing will be held in this regard later in the day.


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