Cross section of people in Dhaka and elsewhere joined peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday protesting at murder of a college student after rape in Comilla Cantonment area.
Several hundred people stood in a human chain at Shahbagh in Dhaka organised by Ganajagaran Mancha. Speakers at the demonstration demanded immediate arrest and trial of the culprits and questioned how such heinous act could take place in a protected area.
The Bangladesh Chhatra Union also went out demonstration at Dhaka University protesting at the incident.
At Chittaong University, students formed a long human chain protesting at the incident.
Students of Comilla University formed a human chain on the campus demanding exemplary punishment for the murderers of Tonu, a Comilla Victoria College student.
The speakers in the shackle questioned ability of authorities concerned to provide security of people in cantonment area. They also called on the government to initiate proper investigation.
Later on, the students of Comilla University expressed their solidarity with the students of Victoria College and blocked Dhaka-Chittagong highway creating a 50 km tailback for one hour.
Body of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a second year student and activist of Comilla Victoria College Theatre, was found at Alipur area of Comilla cantonment.