Hundreds of students on Wednesday blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway demanding safe road soon after a first grader child got critically injured in a road crash, at Pakiza area in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.
The injured student was identified as Allama Atique, 08, son of Helal Uddin, residents of Bank Colony area in Savar. He is a first grader student of Savar’s Morning Glory School and College, said police.
Quoting locals, Abdur Roshid, SI at Savar model police station said, a speedy pick up van hit the boy while he crossing the highway around 11.30 am at Pakiza point on Dhaka-Aricha highway, leave him critically injured. Later he was taken to Savar’s Enam Medical College and Hospital and still receiving treatment there.
“While comes to know the matter, students from several school and college sparks protest by blocking Dhaka-Aricha highway at the accident point, demanding safe road and immediate arrest of involved. Later we, police are, went to the spot and removed them by counseling”, he said, adding that police trying to identify the vehicle.
On other hand it was seen that hundreds of students from several school and college in Savar sparks protest following the accident, and keep the highway block for at least one and half hour long, causes huge tailback on Dhaka bound highway from Radio Colony to Pakiza area. During the time, students venting slogans and checked vehicle’s papers and driving license as well.
Protestors said although government enacted the Road Transport Act 2018 following road safety movement held across the country for over a weak, but the law yet to implement in road properly causes still many people losing their lives on the road, and the reality is to get justice still in far cry. Adding that, they, however, freed the road for the day but they will place bigger movement in next if police will be failed to detect the vehicle.
Kazi Mainul Islam, OC, Savar model police station said situation now in under control and police trying to identify the vehicle, adding that no case has been filed regarding the issue yet.