Schoolgirl's death sparks protest
Local People yesterday blocked Barisal-Patuakhali highway at Dapdapia intersection in Nalchhity upazila of Jhalakathi district following death of a schoolgirl in a road accident there.
The dead was identified as Achhiya, 8, a class II student of Rupatali Primary School under Ward No 24 of Barisal City Corporation.
Achhiya went to her maternal uncle's house at Dapdapia, about 10 kilometres off Barisal city, and was returning home in the city along with her father Karim Hawlader.
While they were crossing the road at the intersection at around 3:45pm, a passenger bus hit Achhiya, leaving her critically injured. She later died at local hospital.
Hearing the news of her death, locals put up barricades on the highway at around 5:00pm and damaged three vehicles.