Schoolboy's death in road accident sparks protest
Angry locals blocked Zianagar-Balipara road and vandalised six vehicles following death of a schoolboy in a road accident in Zianagar upazila yesterday morning.
Nazmul Hasan Babu, 11, a Class V student of Indurkani Model Primary School and son of Mosharraf Matabbar of Indurkani village, was crushed under the wheels of a truck near Zianagar Bazar at about 9:15 am.
Police said the banana-laden truck knocked Babu down while he was returning home from the bazaar, leaving him dead on the spot.
As the death news spread, locals took to the street and put up barricade on the road, disrupting road communication.
They also vandalised three trucks and three buses.