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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A student, who had sustained bomb injuries on January 14 during the non-stop blockade in Bangladesh, succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, a student leader who had received injuries in a blast Wednesday while “making bombs,” also died Thursday morning.

He was the leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of BNP.

On the other hand, blockade victim Sanjib Hossain Ovi, the first year honors’ student of Dhaka, died around 6:00am, said Dhaka Medical College and Hospital sources.

Ovi sustained fatal burn injuries when miscreants exploded crude bombs in Dhaka on January 14.

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 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.

So far, at least 35 people, mostly innocent, were killed and dozens including law enforcers injured in the mindless act of arson and petrol bomb attacks across the country.

Hundreds of vehicles were also torched and vandalised during the political agitation.

BBN/AS/AD-22Jan15-11:00am (BST)