Students block Dhaka-Barishal Highway

Published: March 23, 2019 18:02:46 | Updated: March 23, 2019 19:36:10

Students of Government BM College blocked the Dhaka-Barishal Highway demanding maximum penalty for the bus driver involved in a road accident which left a student of the college dead.

The accident in Barisal on Friday also left six others dead, according to a report on UNB.

Agitated students blocked the highway for about two hours, halting traffic on the busy road.

They brought out a procession from the campus before putting up barricades on the highway at Notullabad around 10am.

Police visited the spot and requested the protesters to end their demonstration, said Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.

The students called off their protests after Barishal City Mayor Sher Niabat Sadik Abdulla assured them that justice will be done, the OC added.

Seven people, including Shila Haldar, 24, an MA student, were killed after a bus of 'Durjoy Paribahan' hit a human hauler in city's Tetultala area on Friday morning.


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