JSC examinee’s death in accident sparks road blockade

JSC examinee’s death in accident sparks road blockade

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Traffic movement on Dhaka-Mawa highway came to a halt following a road accident which left a Junior School Certificate examinee dead in Kuchiamora area of Sirajdikhan upazila on Monday morning.The deceased was identified as Rifat Ahmed, 12, son of Ripan Ahmed, a resident of Teghurya village of the upazila and a JSC examinee of Rajnagar High Schhol.Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, assistant police super of Sirajganj police, said the accident took place, as a Mawa-bound bus of ‘Swadhin Paribahan’ hit a rickshaw on the highway in the area around 9am while Rifat, riding on the rickshaw, was going to Kuchiyamora High School to appear for the JSC exam.The collision left Rifat dead on the spot and the rickshaw puller critically injured.The injured was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Outraged by the accident, locals blocked the highway and vandalised 5-7 vehicles.Police is trying to bring the situation under control. -UNB, Munshiganj

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