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RMG worker's suicide sparks clash

  • Published at 02:38 pm May 29th, 2014

At least five people have sustained injuries as RMG workers clashed with the police in the district's Bhaluka upazila following the suicide of a pregnant worker.

Witnesses said the agitated workers of Experience Apparel took to the street in the afternoon, vandalised the factory and blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway.

Later, police charged the workes with batons and fired several rounds of rubber bullets in order to disperse the agitated workers, leaving at least five people injured.

Confirming the matter, Bhaluka police said RMG worker Rina Akhter, 30, was allegedly assaulted by the factory authority on Thursday morning when she demanded her due salary.

Later,the pregnant worker committed suicide in the afternoon.

Her fellow workers took to the street immediately after recieving the sad news.

Mymensingh Superintendent of Police Moinul Haque said: “The fellow workers became agitated after hearing about the suicide and went on a rampage in the area. Police have brought the situation under control.

The body of the worker has been kept in the morgue for autopsy and action will be taken after investigation,” he added.

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