A passenger train was set on fire by protesters in Bangladesh amid nationwide protests called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. In which four people including a woman and a minor child have died.
Amid political unrest in Bangladesh, amid the announcement of general election dates, unidentified people on Tuesday carried out an incident in which they set a passenger train on fire. Four people including a woman and her minor son have died in this incident. Let us tell you that this incident took place due to the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotting the elections on Tuesday and a formal protest against the election schedule of the Election Commission, in this protest a nationwide bandh was called.
Protestors set three bogies on fire
Let us tell you that a similar incident happened last month also, this is the fifth incident, where the train was set on fire. This is the biggest incident in terms of casualties. Police and eyewitnesses said that soon after the train left the railway station, miscreants set fire to three coaches of the Dhaka-bound Inter-District Mohanganj Express in the morning.
Arson Amid Nationwide Strike
Tejgaon police station in-charge Mohammad Mohsin said, that after the train left the station, passengers saw the fire and it was stopped at the next stop, Tejgaon station. The train was set on fire amid a nationwide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. In which four people including a woman and a child died. Mohsin said another minor boy was missing, while his mother waited in front of the burnt compartment as rescue teams from the fire service searched inside. Railway officials said the locomotive master stopped the train at Tejgaon, where fire service rescue personnel extinguished the fire and recovered four bodies, while two of the dead could not be identified.
PM Hasina said- nothing will be achieved by killing people
Whereas Prime Minister Hasina said that they cannot remove the government by killing people. Bangladesh will deploy the army for 13 days from December 29 to maintain order ‘in support of civil power’ ahead of general elections amid political unrest. However, the army termed it as routine polling duty.