Transport workers beat up student protestors in N’gan

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Staff Reporter:

Four student protestors were beaten up by transport workers on Wednesday in the city’s Signboard area, according to the police.

Sub Inspector of Siddhirganj police station Rezaul Karim said that the students were beaten up by the workers and later handed over to the police.

The injured students were identified as Sezanur Rahman, Kawsar Ahmed, Sajib and Hridoy.

The transport workers were reportedly protesting vandalism of public transports and demanding security for themselves over Sunday’s road accident in Dhaka.

But he also added that those injured were not detained, rather in their custody.

Fearing possible backlash, police assigned additional force and appeased both the students and transport workers to call off their protests, which was hampering transport movement.

Students of several colleges and educational institutions united to stage a citywide blockade to protest Sunday’s accident and demanding the resignation of Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, isolating the city from Dhaka.

Areas from Signboard to Madanpur, Rupganj and other highway routes were severely disrupted due to the blockade.

Later additional superintendent of district police Monirul Islam said that they were able to convince the workers to withdraw their position and resume traffic movement afterwards.
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