M Humayun Kabir: Transport workers beat up students and blocked Dhaka-Chittagong Highway protesting vandalism on buses during the students’ agitation following deaths of two students in airport road crash on Sunday.
The agitating workers blockaded Signboard point in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj around 8:30am, causing severe gridlock on the highway, reports The Daily Star.
According to witnesses, the workers also attacked students of schools and colleges in Mouchak area of Siddhirganj.
Contacted, Abdus Sattar, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station, said at least four persons, including a student, were beaten up and later handed over to police.
He said that the blockade enforced by the transport workers has created a gridlock on the busy highway, remaining thousands of passengers stranded.
Talking to The Daily Star, the workers said accidents may occur but widespread vandalism of vehicles and attacks on them cannot be accepted.
They threatened saying that if the security of the transport workers is not ensured, no vehicles will ply the roads.
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