Van torched after death of college girl in Gazipur road crash

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Gazipur, August 04: Amid the ongoing student demonstrations demanding safer roads, another college girl was killed after being hit by a covered van at Barabari on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Saturday which was later torched by an angry mob.The deceased was identified as Farzana Alam Mim, 19, a student of Safiuddin Sarker Academy and College (SSAC) in Tongi.

Locals said the Mymensingh-bound covered van hit the girl while she was crossing the road around 11 am, leaving her seriously injured.

Doctors declared Farzana dead when she was taken to Tongi Government Hospital, said officer-in-charge of Tongi Police Station Kamal Hossain.

Meanwhile, angry mob managed to halt the covered van along with its driver and set the vehicle on fire while the driver was given a good beating, witnesses said.

The enraged people also blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in College Gate area of Tongi.

Firefighters doused the flame, he said.