Schoolboy’s death in road crash sparks protests in Satkhira

12 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

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, reports UNB.

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.

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.