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Mayor Atiqul: Foot overbridge to be named after killed BUP student

  • Published at 02:21 pm March 19th, 2019
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam addresses the protesting students at Dhaka's Jamuna Future Park area on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Focus Bangla

Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in a road accident on Tuesday

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam has pledged to build a foot overbridge—within two months—and name it after Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was killed in a road accident in front of Dhaka's Jamuna Future Park.

The mayor, addressing the protesting students, stated this during his visit to the  scene of Tuesday morning's accident.

The demonstrating students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) presented their written 12-point demand, to the mayor, around 11am.

Mayor Atiqul then phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and informed her about the ongoing situation; he stated that the demands of the protesting students will be met very soon. 

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Addressing the situation, and responding to the demands made by the students, the mayor said: "I will construct a foot overbridge named after Abrar within two or three months.

"We will also form a committee which will include representatives of the students. Give me some time."

"No buses of Suprovat Paribahan will be allowed to operate. We will make sure the owners of the buses are also brought under the law.

"We all need to work collectively to bring an end to this. If necessary, I will take a team of representatives from the students to the premier so that they can discuss their demands with her," he added.

He said: "The people responsible for this incident will be brought under the law and will receive exemplary punishment according to the law." 

Earlier on Tuesday, Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury—son of Arif Ahmed Chowdhury of the Bashundhara area—was killed in a road accident in front of Dhaka's Jamuna Future Park.

Abrar was an honours first year student of the International Relations Department at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).