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Five people arrested over Airport Road crash

  • Published at 03:44 pm July 30th, 2018
Students vandalize vehicles
Agitated students block Airport road and vandalize several buses after the accident on Sunday Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

They have been arrested during drives in Dhaka and Barguna

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have arrested three drivers and two assistants, of three buses from different parts of Dhaka and Barguna, in connection to Sunday's bus accident that left two college students dead.

The arrestees are - drivers Masum Billah, 30, Jubayer, 36, Shohag, 35, and assistants Md Enayet, 38 and Ripn, 32.

RAB’s Additional Director General Anwar Latif confirmed the Dhaka Tribune on Monday that several of their teams arrested the culprits during overnight drives on Sunday.

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On Sunday, two college students were killed when an Uttara-bound bus of “Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan” rammed into a group of students. They had been waiting on the road for vehicles to return home after college.

Following the accident, outraged students and locals blocked the road, for about an hour after the accident, vandalized 50 to 60 vehicles, and set two buses on fire. 

The students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College continued their protests on Monday as well, blocking Airport Road from around 10:30am—halting traffic on both sides of the road.

Also Read- Students block Airport Road over schoolmates’ deaths

They demanded justice, for the death of their schoolmates, by holding banners and chanting slogans. 

Hundreds of students from other colleges in the city, including Adamjee Cantonment College, BAF Shaheen College, and Tejgaon Government Science College, also joined the demonstration. Dhaka College and Dhaka City College students blocked the Science Laboratory Intersection for about an hour.  

A case was filed in connection with the incident on Sunday night.