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Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) block Palashi intersection of the capital on Sunday after one of their fellow students sustained injuries in a road crash.
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Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) block Palashi intersection of the capital on Sunday after one of their fellow students sustained injuries in a road crash.

Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) today took to the streets immediately after one of their fellow students sustained injuries in a road crash in Palashi intersection of the capital.

Anika Farzana, a third year student of Architecture Department of the university, was injured when a microbus hit a rickshaw carrying her from behind in front of the university around 9:00am, reports our Dhaka University correspondent quoting Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahbagh Police Station.

She has been admitted to the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dr KM Reaz Morshed who conducted a primary examination on the victim told The Daily Star.

The students were demonstrating demanding limiting public transports movement on the campus when this report was filed.

The demonstration began when over 300 angry students took to the street in front of their university as soon as the news spread, the OC said.

They also vandalised the microbus and set fire to its seats and some roadside tyres, bringing the traffic in Palashi intersection and its adjacent areas to a halt, the OC said.

Dr SM Nazrul Islam, the vice-chancellor of Buet, visited the spot around noon and assured the students of restricting the entry of public vehicles to the campus.

In the face of the demonstration, a makeshift roundabout was being built at Palashi intersection to control the vehicular movement there, said Delwar Hossain, director of Directorate for Student Welfare.

Published: 1:31 pm Sunday, February 02, 2014

Last modified: 7:10 pm Sunday, February 02, 2014

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