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Friday, September 22, 2023

Buses vandalised at Science Lab demanding half fare

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At least 10 buses were vandalised at Science Laboratory in the capital by the students of two colleges demanding half bus fare.

Witnesses said students of Dhaka College and Dhaka City College took to the street chanting slogans in front of LabAid Hospital around 12:15pm and blocked the road.

Later, they vandalised the buses throwing brickbats.

Following the incident, plying of vehicles on Mirpur Road remained suspended for the time being.

Police, however, brought the situation under control.

The students of the City College, later, returned to their campus. But, the Dhaka College students were on the road.

Dhanmondi Police Station OC Ikram Ali Mia said the college students have been demonstrating at Science Lab area for half fare on buses and minibuses for students over the last few days.

In sequel to it, they took to the road on Saturday, he added.

Mohammad Wahid, driver of a Bikash Paribahan bus, said the students started throwing brickbats while he was crossing Dhaka College. Then the passengers got down from the bus instantly out of panic.

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