Residents of Jashore juvenile home go berserk seeking better facilities

12 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

JASHORE: Juveniles at Jashore Child (Boy) Development Centre went berserk at its compound on Saturday night, demanding better food supply and facilities, reports UNB.

The management, however, quelled the protesters after three hours of negotiation, locals said.

Additional District Magistrate Kazi Sayemuzzaman said the residents of the juvenile home got angry as they were not allowed to get out of the centre due to the pandemic.

He also said the juveniles also complained about the quality of food and the problem of potable water.

Zakir Hossain, assistant director of the centre, said the juveniles had been demanding food at a rate of Tk 72 per day for each.

He also alleged that they demanded food supply and facilities in different rooms for seniors and juniors and staged violent protests on Saturday night.

Later, he said, Ansar members were called in to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, hundreds of police personnel were deployed to fend off any further trouble.

On August 13, 2020, three teenagers were killed and 15 were injured in a clash at the Jashore Child Development Centre.