Students again on road with ‘We want Justice’

BUP student killed in Narda road crash

Students again on road with ‘We want Justice’


Published: 13:31 19 March 2019   Updated: 13:32 19 March 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Students are on the road again. However, this time more than 200 students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) are blocking the road by giving slogans- “We want justice,” “Why do our brother kill, we want answer?,” “A mother’s heart became empty, but no answer,” “Action Action Direct Action,” “Hang the murderous for our brother’s murder”.  

The students of BUP blocked the road in front of Jamuna Future Park. In this, intense traffic congestion was created on the Rampura road. High officials of the police rushed to the spot. Later, Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam rushed to the spot. He talks with the students. At that time, he assured the cancellation of the ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ buses. But till the report was written, the students are still blocking the road. 

In the morning, students of BUP blocked the road in protest of the death of their classmate named Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury who was killed as a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus ran over him in the capital's Narda on Tuesday morning. More than 200 students of BUP joined the road blockade.  

BUP student and Abrar’s classmate Mahmudul Hasan Mahi said, “Abrar was seriously injured in the road accident. When he took CMH, the doctors declared him dead. There were two more classmates with Abrar. We came to Norda in the morning when they told the incident. Later, students of other universities also participated in the protest.”

Another student of BUP, Jibon Parvez said that we were on the streets in the event of the death of the student. “Until the trial, we will not leave the road under no circumstances.”

Another student named Mim Jahan said that every day someone in this town is dying in road accidents. “But no one has any headache. There are not even fair trials. And due to these reasons, the number of accidents is increasing day by day, our mother's heart is empty as well. We want justice.” 

Mahbub Rahman, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of DMP Gulshan Zone (Badda) told Daily Bangladesh that Abrar was killed as a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus ran over him at around 7:00 am. “Since then, the agitated students blocked the road. We briefed them but they do not agree to leave the road.”

“In the meantime, the killer bus and the driver were detained. The body of the deceased was sent to Kurmitola General Hospital,” he said. 

The 5th Traffic Discipline week has started from Sunday in the capital to protect the road discipline. The death of the student has happened in the ongoing program of DMP whose own Facebook profile had a photo with ‘safe road demand’ claim.