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Teachers, students protest death of two in police action

  • Published at 07:44 pm December 1st, 2016
  • Last updated at 12:26 am December 2nd, 2016
Teachers, students protest death of two in police action
They observed the programme under the banner Sammilito Shikhok Somaj, Mymensingh district unit. As a part of protest, teachers and students of all euducational institution wore black badges. The agitators also said they would arrange a protest rally Two persons, including a college teacher, were killed, as police charged batons on them during a demonstration at Phulbaria, Mymensingh on Sunday afternoon. According to local sources, teachers and students of Phulbaria Degree College brought out a procession in the district town around 12:30pm, demanding nationalisation of the college. Later, the agitators locked the Phulbaria-Mymensigh Highway to realise their demand and police tried to disperse them, triggering a clash between police and demonstrators. Police then charged batons as well as opened fire on them, leaving at least 20 people injured. Of the injured, Safar Ali, a pedestrian, died on the way to Churkhai Community Hospital while Abul Kalam Azad, an associate professor of Phulbaria Degree College, died at the hospital.