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Barishal University students block highway protesting assault on fellow

| Updated: May 29, 2022 14:20:46

Barishal University students block highway protesting assault on fellow

Vehicular movement on the Dhaka-Kuakata highway remained suspended for an hour on Saturday as the students of Barishal University staged demonstrations blocking the highway protesting the assault on one of their fellows by a transport worker, police said.

Witnesses said when Foysal Shahriar, a student of a post-graduation programme at the university, tried to board a bus for going to Dapdapia Zero point around 9 am in front of the university some staff of the bus misbehaved with him, reports UNB.

At one stage of the heated argument, the bus staff physically assaulted him.

As soon as the news spread, the students of the university took to the Dhaka-Kuakata highway and put up barricades on the road, halting vehicular movement for an hour.

Vehicular movement returned to normalcy after an hour as the students left the highway upon assurance from the law enforcement agencies that they will take steps to settle the issue.

General Secretary of Barishal Rupatoli Bus and Minibus Owners Association Kawsar Hossain Shipon said those who assaulted the students were not bus staff.

Proctor Dr Md Khorshed Alam said a meeting will be held between police and the bus owners association over the issue.

Md Asaduzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Barishal Port Police Station, said police are trying to resolve the problem.

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