Student’s death sparks protest, Dhaka- Chittagong highway blocked

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Dhaka, Feb.14 (ANI): Traffic movement on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway was at a standstill since morning as hundreds of college students blocked the highway in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla protesting against the death of a fellow colleague in a road crash.

Mahmuda Akhter, 17, a class XI student of Hasanpur Shahid Nazrul Government Degree College, died on the spot as she was crushed under a truck in front of the college on Saturday, said Abdul Awal, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Highway Police Station.

Around a 12-kilometre tailback has been created on both sides of the highway due to the blockade, reports The Daily Star.

The protesting students were demanding the arrest and punishment of the truck driver, who fled the scene immediately after the crash. (ANI)

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