Students of different private universities blocked the road in front of Jamuna Future Park following the death of a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in a road crash in front of Bashundhara gate of PragatiSarani area in the capital on Tuesday morning.
The victim was identified as Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, son of Brig General (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury of Bashundhara area, and honours 1styear student of International Relations Department.
The accident took place around 7:15am when a bus of ’Suprovat Paribahan’ ran over Abrar, leaving him dead on the spot, said Jahangir, sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station. Angered by the accident, students from North South University, Independent University of Bangladesh, American International University of Bangladesh and others took to the street and blocked the road.
The students are chanting slogans demanding capital punishment of the bus driver.
Dhaka North City Corporation’s (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam went to the area and talked to the protesting students.
He told the students that he will stay with them on the road and he wants punishment of the driver.