Student’s death in road crash sparks protests in Rangpur

Published: August 12, 2018 15:53:36 | Updated: August 14, 2018 12:48:17

Local people blocked Dinajpur-Rangpur highway for two and half hours and vandalised eight vehicles following the death of school student in a road crash at Darshana in the city on Sunday.

Quoting witnesses, additional superintendent of Rangpur Police said a Rangpur- bound bus from Gaibandha crashed into a bicycle coming from the opposite direction, leaving Jion, a class X student of Collectorate School and College and son of Zahidul Islam of Badarganj upazila, dead on the spot.

Enraged by the incident, local people vandalised eight vehicles, including an ambulance, reports UNB.

The rowdy people also put up barricade on Rangpur-Dinajpur highway, disrupting traffic movement.

On information, police went to the spot and charged baton to disperse them. Police also lobbed tear gas shells to bring the situation under control.

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