Fri, 31 March 2023
The Daily Ittefaq

No shops open in New Market today

Update : 20 Apr 2022, 12:52

Due to the clashes of students of Dhaka College and traders of New market, shops in New Market and surrounding malls remained closed today.

Traders are fearing the loss of at least 100 crore taka. They say that such incidents in the season of Eid shopping are tragic. If they can not bring the situation under control, they will have a lot of damage.

On April 18, some students of Dhaka College had been involved in an altercation with the staff of a food shop in New Market. Later, the traders and shopkeepers of New Market got involved in clashes with the students of Dhaka College in the middle of the night. Police later fired tear gas and rubber bullets to control the situation. The clash lasted till 2:30 am.

The incident sparked clashes between the two sides on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, the police came and threw tear gas, however, the situation was not calm down. 

Many were injured in the clashes. A pedestrian named Nahid Hossain, 20, who was injured in the clashes died last night while undergoing treatment.

The students of Dhaka College were instructed to leave the dormitory in the afternoon but they did not do so. The students are standing in front of the college till 8:45 pm, while traders are also taking position near New Market. Police have been deployed in the area to control the situation.

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