Fuel Price Hike: Protesters Attack Police Vehicle in Shyamoli

The protesters surrounded the police car in Shyamoli || Photo: Collected

The protesters surrounded the police car in Shyamoli || Photo: Collected

A demonstration was held in Shyamoli in the capital to protest against the increase in the price of fuel. At this time, there were complaints of vandalism and attack on the police vehicle. This incident happened in front of Shyamoli Shishu Mela at around 2.30 pm on Saturday (August 6).

Eyewitnesses said that in front of the Shishu Mela in Shyamoli, the angry crowd protested against the increase in the price of fuel. At that time, a police car was passing through the road. The protesters surrounded the vehicle and ransacked it.

Duty Officer of Shere-Bangla Nagar police station SI Gautam Roy said, "We have come to know that a protest march has taken place in Shyamoli due to the increase in fuel prices." Police have been sent from the police station there. However, we did not get the news of car vandalism.

Earlier, diesel and kerosene prices were increased by Tk 34 per liter to Tk 80 to Tk 114, octane by Tk 46 to Tk 89 to Tk 135 per liter and petrol by Tk 44 to Tk 86 to Tk 130 per liter from midnight on Friday (August 5).

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