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Satkhira schoolboy’s death in road crash sparks protests

11 Mar 2019, 12:57

NTV Online

Satkhira: Death of primary school student after being hit by a pick-up van on Satkhira-Kaliganj road sparked protests at Sokhipur in Debhata upazila on Monday morning.

The deceased was identified as Jyoti, 6, daughter of Humayn Kabir, a resident of Sokhipur village in Debhata upazila and a class I student of Sokhipur Dighirpar Government Primary School, reports the UNB.

Biplab Kumar Saha, officer-in-charge of Debhata Police Station, said that the accident took place around 8 am as the pick-up van hit Jyoti while she was crossing the road for going to school, leaving her dead on the spot.

Protesting the accident, local people blocked the road and staged demonstrations.

On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.

Police also detained the driver Babu, 36, son of Moktar Ali of Sadar upazila.