A college student has been run over in Sirajganj’s Kamarkhand upazila amidst renewed student protests for safer roads throughout Dhaka.
The deceased was identified as Hridoy, 18, an HSC examinee, our Pabna correspondent reports quoting Habibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kamarkhand Police Station.
It was a hit-and-run case that took place around 8:00am this morning when Hridoy and his two friends were out on a stroll. His friends were injured.
A lorry crushed them near Bhadraghat bazar area leaving Hridoy dead on the spot, OC Habibul Islam said. The lorry was seized, but the driver fled.
The injured were admitted to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hospital.
Aggrieved locals said to have set the lorry on fire, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports.
The death of a university student in Dhaka sparked safe road protests on Tuesday. The protests continued for two days before demonstrations were called off until March 28.
Previously, in August last year, Bangladesh was rattled by a wave of student protests over safe road – sparked on the death of two college students – that went on for over a week.