Capital Dhaka’s rail communication with Chittagong and Sylhet remains snapped after madrasa students vandalised a rail station and removed sleepers in Brahmanbaria following the death of a student in a clash with police.
Masudur Rahman, 20, a student of Jamia Islami Yunusia Madrasa, was injured in Monday's clash with law enforcers. He died from the injuries at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital on Tuesday.
After the news of the death, fellow students went on the rampage in Brahmanbaria district town on Tuesday morning. They attacked a train station in the town and removed railway sleepers. They also threw burning tyres on the streets to block several places in the town and furiously demonstrated. The students called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in the district for Wednesday over the death.
Railway’s Assistant Station Master at Brahmanbaria Mainul Islam said train communications through the town suspended at around 11:15am after the railway sleepers had been removed. “Train services on the Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet routes stopped, leaving Subarna and Kalni expresses stranded,”he said.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted in the town and tension mounted as the students smashed several display gates after the news of his death spread. To control the tension, the local administration called out BGB troops at around 8am on Tuesday.
Local administration deployed border guards in the town on Tuesday amid mounting tension after the death of Masudur Rahman. He was admitted to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital with serious injuries after the clash between madrasa students and police on Monday night, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun