One killed in student-police clash in Dhaka

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Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNI) One person was killed and dozens were injured when Dhaka University students went on rampage here today following a report that former prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman sustained injury in custody.

Police and campus sources said the students were holding a rally on the campus demanding the release of Begum Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman arrested on corruption cases.

Ailing Tarique was injured as he slipped in the bathroom of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital this afternoon.

As the news reached the university campus, student activists belonging to Khaleda's party got enraged and rushed to the hospital.

Helmeted police halted the rowdy activists near the hospital, who went berserk and threw brickbats towards the law enforcers.

Witnesses said angry students damaged five vehicles and set fire to a taxicab on the campus. Violence also erupted at nearby Engineering University and Dhaka College campus.

During the clashes, one street vendor sustained injuries from explosion of a gas cylinder of the burning taxicab and died at Dhaka Medical College hospital.


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