Six cases filed against some 5,000 people in connection with Tuesday’s violence in Brahmanbaria district town over the death of a madrasah student in a triangular clash.
Five cases were filed with Brahmanbaria Sadar police station while the other one was lodged with Akhaura Government Railway Police Station. Brahmanbaria Railway Station master Mahidur Rahman filed the case with Akhaura railway police station against 1,000 unnamed people for damaging railway property worth Tk 5 million.
Sub-inspector of Brahmanbaria Sadar police station Rubel Farazi filed a case for preventing police from discharging their duties and torching vehicles while Dr Rana Nurus Sams of Sadar Hospital a case for vandalising the hospital and Industrial School authorities lodged a case for ransacking the institution. Two other cases were filed in connection with the vandalism at Proshika office and Soukhin Parda House go-down.
Madrasah students went on a rampage on Tuesday through the district town, protesting the death of a fellow student in a clash. They vandalised 12 establishments, set fire to two others and blocked the trail tracks during their daylong violent demonstrations.
Masudur Rahman, who was injured in the clash on Monday, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital early Tuesday. At least 20 people, including Masudur, were injured in a triangular clash among the madrasah students, local traders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League over a trifling matter at Zilla Parishad Market in TT Road area of the district on Monday evening, according to UNB. -Mithun