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Narsingdi arson victim dies

  • Published at 07:17 am February 20th, 2015

A pick-up van driver, who sustained burn injuries in an arson attack in Narsingdi, has died while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Partha Sankar Pal, residential surgeon of DMCH burn unit, said Zahid Ahmed died around 10:30am on Friday.

Three people, including Zahid, received burns when miscreants hurled petrol bombs at a cargo truck at Polash upazila on February 12, and set it afire.

So far, more than 70 people have died and scores have been injured in different parts of the country in violence during the non-stop blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance.

Of this violence, a large number of arson attacks are being conducted on highways. Hundreds of vehicles, including those belonging to law-enforcers, were attacked and burnt. 

The BNP led 20-party alliance has been enforcing this non-stop nationwide blockade since January 5 in protest against the “confinement” of party chief Khaleda Zia.