Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A man who sustained fatal burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack during the non-stop blockade in Bangladesh, died Sunday.
The victim was undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, sources at the hospital said.
With the death, the BNP-led 20-party alliance-called non-stop blockade and frequent strike took the lives of nearly 40 people in the mindless arson attack in the country.
The victim suffered 48 percent burn injuries, while miscreants hurled a petrol bomb on a bus in Jatrabari area of Dhaka on January 23 during the blockade.
He succumbed to his injuries at the intensive care unit in the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital around 1:00pm.
Meanwhile, miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the building of Bangladesh Secretariat Sunday morning when the alliance called 72-hour nationwide strike is underway in the country.
No one was hurt in the blasts that took place around 10:45am.
The bombs exploded with big bang, creating panic among the staff at the secretariat.
The BNP-led 20-party alliances have been enforcing the blockade coupled with frequent strikes in Bangladesh since January 5 demanding a fresh election.
They also protest the confinement of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her party Gulshan office and arrest of party leaders and activists.
Khaleda called the blockade after she was barred from coming out of her Gulshan office.
BNP said its party chief was “confined” but the government denied the allegation though it had put additional law enforcers and sand-laden trucks in front of Khaleda’s office.
The government however removed the security barriers after 16 days on January 19.
Several hundred people including law enforcers were also injured during the blockade and strike.
Hundreds of vehicles were also torched and vandalised in the political agitation.
Thursday, February 21, 2019