Road barricade in Sylhet
Agitated locals put up road barricade for the third consecutive day yesterday to press for resignation of Lakhai upazila chairman and a sub-inspector of police. About 500 people barricaded Kaliadara bridge on Habiganj-Lakhai road from 11 am to 2 pm. A rally was held near the spot. The speakers vowed that the agitation would continue until the demands were met. Another rally would be held at 10 am today at Muriauk heli pad maidan, they said. According to local people upazila chairman Rafique Ali asked a police official four days ago to arrest upazila Jubo League joint convener Milon Miah allegedly due to previous enmity. Accordingly, sub-inspector Zakir Hossain arrested Milon and took him to the police station. Hearing the news, Milon's father Bolu Miah suffered severe heart attack causing his instant death. Police then released Milon. The incident triggered serious discontent in the area.