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12:00 AM, May 06, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 06, 2021

Cumilla residents demand justice for college girl’s death

Several thousand citizens gathered to form a human chain at Kandirpar of Cumilla yesterday noon to protest death of a college girl at her flat in Dhaka's Gulshan area.

The human chain was organised jointly by  Muktijoddha Santan Command Cumilla city unit and Amra Mukti Joddhar Santan's district unit.

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The human chain turned into a mass demonstration as local lawmaker, Baha Uddin Bahar and different wings of Awami League along with public joined it spontaneously.

Anwar Hossain, general secretary of  Muktijuddha Santan Command's Cumilla city unit said, "The girl was daughter of a freedom fighter. We demand justice for her. The Bashundhara Group Managing Director cannot deny his role in this death. We want proper investigation."

Lawmaker Baha Uddin Bahar said, "Some media outlets have been trying to divert the attention away from the crime. We do not want to see such a Bangladesh where the media skews the news of a killing."

"The movement started from Cumilla and we will spread it through whole Bangladesh. We can't deny justice for a freedom fighter's daughter," said MP Bahar.

Multiple activists, lawyers, and politicians took part in the demonstration alongside mass people. 

Earlier, lawyers of Cumilla Bar Association, freedom fighters and different organisations formed human chain and demanded arrest of Bashundhara Group's MD.

The protesters said the movement is just beginning, and they will go for stronger programmes in the future if any negligence is observed in the investigation into the college student's death.

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