Death of student sparks road blockade in Munshiganj

Traffic on Dhaka-Mawa highway came to a halt following a road accident which left a Junior School Certificate examinee dead in Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj district on Monday. The deceased was identified as Rifat Ahmed, 12, son of Ripan Ahmed, a resident of Teghurya village of the upazila and a JSC examinee of Rajnagar High Schhol.

Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, assistant police super of Sirajganj district, said a Mawa-bound bus of ‘Swadhin Paribahan’ hit a rickshaw on the highway in Kuchiamora area around 9am while Rifat, riding on the rickshaw, was going to Kuchiyamora High School to appear for the JSC exam.

The collision left Rifat dead on the spot and the rickshaw puller critically injured.

The injured was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Outraged by the accident, locals blocked the highway and vandalised 5-7 vehicles. Police is trying to bring the situation under control, according to a news agency.


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