Student’s death sparks protests in Mirpur | The Daily Star
02:26 PM, September 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:59 PM, September 12, 2017

Student’s death sparks protests in Mirpur

Enraged locals today blocked Kazipara-Shewrapara road in Dhaka and set fire to a vehicle following the death of a school student in a road crash earlier in the day.

A student of Mirpur Ideal School and College was killed in the road crash and the news sparked demonstration, Deputy Commissioner (Mirpur division) Masud Ahmed told The Daily Star.

Locals blocked the road and torched a bus during the demonstration around 1:25pm, the police official said.

Law enforcers were trying to appease the angry mob till last reported at 2:00pm.

Two units of fire fighters have rushed to the scene to douse the fire, said duty officer Shafiqul Islam of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The identity of the deceased could not be obtained immediately.

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