SSC examinee death: 300 booked for torching 8 buses in city

A police case has been filed against 250-300 unidentified people in connection with the recent torching of buses in the city’s Rampura Bazaar area over the tragic death of an SSC examinee in an accident.

Sub-inspector AKM Niazuddin Mollah of the Hatirjheel police station, filed a complaint, based on which an FIR (which marks the beginning of a criminal probe) under the Explosive Substances Act was lodged on Wednesday.

The case has been filed against the accused for vandalising and torching vehicles, beating up some pedestrians, and creating panic among local people, as per the FIR.

On Monday, Mainuddin Islam Durjoy, an SSC examinee, was run over by a bus around 10.45 pm in the Rampura Bazaar area near Better Life Hospital.

Mainuddin’s death triggered violence, leading to the torching of as many as eight buses by an angry mob.

Students from different educational institutions blocked Rampura Road on Tuesday, protesting the death of Mainuddin.

Moreover, in the wake of student protests over a hike in bus fares over the past week, Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association on Tuesday announced a 50% discount on tarrif in the Dhaka metropolitan area from Wednesday.

However, the discounted fares for students will be allowed only from 7am to 8 pm and not be applicable on government holidays, weekly holidays and other holidays.

Source: United News of Bangladesh