Students take to the streets to protest peer's death in road crash

DailyStar || Shining BD

Published: 1/23/2023 7:37:09 AM

Students of Northern University took to the streets in Kawla area on the capital's Airport road today to protest the death of Nadia, a student of the institution, who died after a Victor Paribahan bus hit a motorcycle yesterday.

They blocked the roads around 12:15pm to press home their four-point demand -- arrest of the driver and helper, cancellation of route permit of the bus company, compensation to the victim's family, and stoppage of all buses at Kawla bus stand area.

One of their demands have already been met as Bhatara police this morning arrested the driver Md Liton, 38, and his assistant Abul Khayer, 22.

The students said they would continue their movement until their three other demands were met.

Nadia, 20, was a first semester student at the pharmacy department of Northern University.

Nadia was the pillion rider on her friend's motorcycle which was hit by a Malibagh-bound bus of Victor Paribahan near Jamuna Future Park around 12:45pm yesterday. Police seized the bus after the accident.

Shining BD