Eight people, including a child, received serious burn injuries after falling prey to shutdown violence in the capital on Sunday night.
The incident took place during the first day of the BNP-led opposition’s 84-hour hartal.
Witnesses testified to the two separate incidents. Quotes from concerned police officials were not available immediately.
Milon, 12, was almost completely burned when pickets poured petrol on a human hauler in Dhanmondi around 9pm.
Locals rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
Seven other people received burn injuries when shutdown supporters set fire to another human hauler near Victoria Park, Old Dhaka, in similar fashion around the same time.
Dr Mohammad Imran confirmed that they were admitted to DMCH with serious burn injuries.
Montu Paul, 34, from Kamarpur of Narayanganj, was admitted with 90% burn injuries.
Kamal Hossain, 35, from Gendaria in the capital, sustained 25% burn injuries.
The other injured were: Sreeman Mukta, 25, Swapna Mondal, 30, Sagar Das, 18, Mintu Das, 18, and Sajib Mondal, 20.
They were all receiving treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, as of the last report.
Earlier on November 8, a 12-year-old child Monir Hossain succumbed to his burn injuries sustained from an arson attack in Gazipur during another hartal.
Source: Dhaka Tribune