A day after violence by madrasa students, Brahmanbaria is back to normal Educational institutions and business establishments are in running mode.
Madrasa students went on the rampage on Tuesday after the death of a fellow student who was injured earlier in a clash with police the previous day. BGB was called out to help local administration handle the situation.
Police said the trouble began on Monday when a student of a madrasa got into an altercation with a mobile-phone shop employee in the town. Other students of the madrasa turned up and vandalised the shop, then clashed with the police who tried to intervene.
Hafez Masudur Rahman, 20, a student of Jamia Islami Yunusia Madrasa, who was injured in the clash with police, succumbed to injuries at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital early on Tuesday.
As the news of his death spread, several hundred students went on a rampage in Brahmanbarhia town. They disrupted traffic and smashed several display gates. They held angry demonstrations, attacked a train station, removed railway sleepers, and burnt tyres on the streets to block off several areas of the town.
Dhaka’s rail link with Chittagong and Sylhet was restored after seven hours of disruption. The angry students vandalised the district unit office of the ruling Awami League, and a music college named after the renowned composer and music maestro Ustad Alauddin Khan. They set fire to a number of musical instruments in the college.
They also vandalised the district Shilpakala (Arts) Academy, a branch of Bank Asia in the Mukitijoddha Sangsad Complex, and the premises of a non-government organisation named Proshika. Police had to fire rubber bullets and use tear gas to disperse the students, according to bdnews24.com. –Mithun