Students of different colleges staged demonstrations in different parts of the city on Monday to protest the death of two fellows in a road accident on Sunday, causing widespread traffic chaos.
Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road on Sunday.
Our Correspondent Shaikul Islam adds: Witnesses said several hundred students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College took to the streets around 10:30 am on Monday and put up barricades, disrupting traffic on the busy road.
The unruly students also chanted slogans saying ‘We want justice’.
Besides, students of different schools and colleges, including BAF Shaheen College, Kurmitola, Government Science College, Nawab Habibullah Model School & College, Bangabandhu College and Banani Bidya Niketan School and College joined the road blockade programme expressing solidarity with the demand.
Earlier, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College formed a human chain in front of their college around 10am demanding justice.
On information, police went to the spot and removed them from the college premises.
Later, they staged a sit-in near Radisson Hotel around 10:15 am, disrupting traffic. As police obstructed them from staging demonstrations near the hotel, they brought out a rally from there protesting the death of their two fellows and put up a barricade on the Airport Road.
Besides, students of different colleges, including City College, blocked roads adjacent to Science Laboratory area in the morning, protesting the death of the two students, halting vehicular movement on the busy road. On information, police rushed in and tried to disperse them, triggering a chase-and-counter-chase between the students and the police.
However, the traffic on the road returned to normalcy around 12:30 pm following police intervention.
Meanwhile, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two drivers and two helpers of three buses from different parts of the capital in connection with the Sunday’s bus accident that left two college students dead on Airport road.
The identities of the arrestees could not be known yet.
Major Rakib of RAB-1 said the elite force members in an overnight drive on Sunday arrested them from different parts of the capital including Mirpur area.
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