Students torch two buses in city

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Dhaka, July 31: Agitating students set fire to two buses in Uttara and City College areas of the capital on Tuesday during their agitations seeking punishment of the driver responsible for Sunday’s accident that killed two of their fellows.Russell Shikder, duty officer at Fire Service Control Room, said a group of students vandalised a number of vehicles passing through the road in front of Scholastica School in the city’s Uttara area around 3:42 pm, UNB reports.

They later set a passenger bus on fire, Shikder said.

On information, he said, firefighters rushed to the spot and put out the fire.

Another group of students set a bus afire in front of City College around 1:35 pm, said Shikder adding that firefighters later extinguished the fire.

Earlier in the day, students of different schools and colleges took to the streets and blocked intersections in Farmgate, Mirpur, ECB Chattar, Kakrail and Shantinagar and Motijheel areas for the third consecutive day demanding punishment of the driver responsible for the Airport Road accident.

On Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Angered by the incident, students went on a rampage vandalising whatever buses they found before them. They carried on their agitations on Monday, too.