10 hurt in N’ganj factory clash over worker’s death

A death of a melamine factory worker in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj sparked violent protest on Monday that injured ten people.

The deceased was identified as Mazharul Islam, 25, son Yad Ali of Borabo area in the upazila, reports our correspondent in Narayanganj.

Witnesses and police said Mazharul, a worker of cutting section, fell sick around 12:00 noon when he got tangled with electrical wires.

Later, doctors in Narayanganj 200-bed Hospital declared him dead on arrival.

After the death news spread, hundreds of factory workers took to the street leaving work around 2:00pm and ransacked four vehicles on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway.

On information, police rushed to the spot and charged baton to disperse the demonstrating workers.

Transport movements on the highway resumed at about 2:45pm after law enforcers brought the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the workers blamed the factory authority for showing negligence in Mazharul’s treatment.

The body was sent to hospital for autopsy, Forkan Sikder, officer-in-charge of Rupganj Police Station said confirming the incident .

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