Students of different private universities continued their blockade on Wednesday on Pragati Sarani in front of Jamuna Future Park at Bashundhara in the capital protesting at the death of a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals and demanding safe road.

They took to the street for the second consecutive day at around 9:30am.

The students demonstrated in front of Bashundhara Residential Area's main gate demanding safe road and maximum punishment of the bus driver who killed the BUP student Abrar on Tuesday.

Hundreds of students from BUP, North South University and Siddheshwari College occupied the street, halting traffic on the busy road.

They were seen chanting different slogans demanding safe roads and justice for Abrar, an honours first year student of international relations at BUP.

The victim, identified as Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, had participated in the July protests, his friends and classmates said.

Hundreds of students again took to the street demanding safe road within seven months of countrywide student protests that had started in July 29 last year, after a bus ploughed through a roadside crowd of people, killing two students on the spot.

Tuesday’s accident took place amid Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s traffic discipline week, observed across the city to bring back discipline and make people aware of traffic rules.

Abu Baker Siddique, officer-in-charge of Gulshan, said that the victim’s father retired brigadier general Arif Ahmed Chowdhury of Bashundhara area filed a case with the police station on Tuesday night accusing owner of the bus, driver Shirazul Islam and his assistant.

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