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Transport workers beat up protesting students in Narayanganj

  • Published at 07:13 pm August 1st, 2018
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The workers were reportedly protesting vandalism of public transports and demanding security for themselves

Four students, part of a demonstrating group, were beaten up by transport workers on Wednesday in the Narayanganj’s Signboard area and later handed over to the police.

Siddhirganj police station’s Sub-Inspector Rezaul Karim said the injured students were identified as Sezanur Rahman, Kawsar Ahmed, Sajib and Hridoy who were not detained but are now in their custody, reports UNB.

The workers were reportedly protesting vandalism of public transports and demanding security for themselves over Sunday's road accident in Dhaka, which left two college students dead and prompted citywide demonstrations by students.

Fearing a possible backlash, police assigned additional force and appeased both the students and workers to call off their protests, which was hampering vehicular movement.

Students of different educational institutions united to stage blockades in and around Narayanganj, protesting Sunday's accident and demanding punishment of the killer bus’ driver and resignation of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, isolating the city from Dhaka.

Areas from Signboard to Madanpur, Rupganj and other highway routes were severely disrupted due to the blockades.

Additional superintendent of district police Monirul Islam said that they were later able to convince the workers and students to withdraw from their positions and resume traffic movement after several hours.

Meanwhile, students took to the streets for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday in Dhaka city over the same demands.

On Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed when a Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus ploughed through a group of students on the capital’s Airport Road.

Since then, students’ protest had spread across Dhaka and several other cities, causing immense public sufferings.