1 killed, criminals set fire to 4 buses

One person died as four passenger buses were burned in pre-hartal violence in different parts of the capital on Saturday afternoon.

Police and Fire Brigade officials said one passenger was burned alive when pro-hartal elements set afire a bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ near Khidmah Hospital at Khilgaon around 2:05pm.

Three other buses were torched near Eden College, Gulistan and Abdullahpur between 1:56pm to 2:34pm.

BNP and its allies called a dawn-to-dusk countrywide hartal for tomorrow (Sunday) to protest the disappearance of BNP central leader and ex-MP Ilias Ali and his driver on the night of April 17.

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