The BNP has demanded punishment for those involved in torching of a bus that left four persons dead in Rangpur during its non-stop transport blockade.
The party made the demand in a media statement issued on Wednesday. Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi blamed the government for the incident and prayed for dead and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.Four passengers, including a child, were burned alive when the bus was set on fire at Mitthapukur in Rangpur by pro-blockade elements on Tuesday night.
Several other passengers were hospitalised with various degrees of burns.
The government and the BNP-led alliance are engaged in a blame game over the arson and deaths.
Rizvi said: “Those who shot BNP chairperson’s Adviser Reaz Rahman and set his car ablaze on Tuesday night have hurled petrol bombs at the passenger bus in Rangpur.”
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia who was obstructed from going to her party central office on January 5, and confined to her Gulshan parrty office announced the countrywide indefinite blockade of highways, railways and waterways.