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Schoolboy’s death in Naogaon road crash sparks protests

Sumel Sarker

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Schoolboy’s death in Naogaon road crash sparks protests

12 March 2016, Nirapad News: Local people blocked road and staged demonstrations on Dhamairhat-Joypurhat road at Chakmoyram in Dhamairhat upazila protesting the death of a schoolboy in a road accident on Saturday morning.

Yasir Arafat Swadhin, 12, son of Tuku Hossain of Pharshipara village of the upazila and a class VI student of Chakmoyram High School, was killed when a stone-laden truck hit his bi-cycle on Dhamairhat-Joypurhat road around 9am while he was returning home, said Shikder Mohammad Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the Dhamairhat Police Station.

As the news spread, local people took to the streets and torched two trucks, including the killer one. They also put up barricade on the road.

On information, police and fire fighters rushed to the spot.

Police charged baton on the agitators and opened fire which left 14 people injured, alleged local people.

The fire fighting team doused the fire.

On information, pouro mayor Aminur Rahman and upazila nirbahi officer Hossain Ahmed rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

Additional police have been deployed in the area.

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