Notre Dame College students have taken up a position at Shapla Chattar in Motijheel for the second day in a row over the death of a student in a car crash.
They gathered in front of the college on Thursday (November 25) at 11:15 am. After that at 11:30 they took position on the road of Shapla Chattar. They chanted ‘We want justice’, demanding the arrest and speedy trial of the real culprits.
A sweeper was driving a dirty car of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). Running. Naeem Hasan, a student of Notre Dame College, was killed in a head-on collision at the Gulistan area of the capital around 11:30 am on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, students of Kabi Nazrul College are taking a position on Gulistan Road demanding justice in the incident. Due to their location, the traffic on these roads has been stopped and the common people have been suffering on the last working day of the week.
Citing information obtained during the preliminary interrogation of Russell, 26, the driver of the vehicle, Paltan Police Station OC Salah Uddin Mia told that the arrested Russell was not the main driver of the vehicle. He doesn’t have much experience driving such heavy vehicles. ‘
The deceased Naeem was a second-year humanities student of Notre Dame College. He was on his way to college from his home yesterday morning when he was hit by a car while crossing the road at Gulistan Hall Market. He was rushed to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead at 12:15 pm.
Students of Notre Dame College blocked the road in front of the college, Motijheel Shapla Chattar, and Gulistan area around 2 pm in protest of the incident. They demanded the death of Naeem and the execution of the driver. The students had placards in their hands. Many had ‘I want to live’ written on their chests and backs.
Naeem is the son of Shah Alam of Kazirkhil village in Ramganj upazila of Laxmipur district. The mother’s name is Jannatul Ferdous. Her father owns a book business in Nilkhet. He used to live with his family at his home in the Char Jhaulahati crossroads area of Kamrangi. He was the youngest of two brothers.