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Students stage demo protesting schoolboy's death in Narshingdi

  • Published at 02:33 pm March 23rd, 2019
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Students has blocked Dhaka-Sylhet highway protesting against a schoolboy's death at Narshingdi on Saturday, March 23, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

They also demanded the setting up of a foot-over bridge

Students from several educational institutions of Belab upazila under the Narshingdi district have blocked the Baroucha bus stand intersection on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway.

The demonstration that started  around 10am on Saturday comes in the wake of a schoolboy's death on March 21.

Eighth grader Rabbi Mia of Hossain Nagar Pilot High School and College in Belaba upazila was killed after being run over by a van on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway, near Baraicha bus stand.Students has blocked Dhaka-Sylhet highway protesting against a schoolboy's death at Narshingdi on Saturday, March 23, 2019  | Dhaka TribuneFrom the demonstration, students have demanded that the authorities concerned  take necessary steps in preventing road accidents.

They also demanded the setting up of a foot-over bridge at the Baraicha bus stand.

Belab Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Shamima Sultana rushed to the spot upon being notified of the student protests. 

Later, the students called off  their demonstration when UNO Shamim assured them of their demands to be met.