Tensions heightened in New Market area on Wednesday after two crude bombs were exploded near Dhaka College campus, forcing the shopkeepers to shut down their shops.
The students of Dhaka College blocked road and blasted two crude bombs in front the college around 5 pm, creating panic among the pedestrians and shopkeepers.
Vehicular movement in the area came to a halt for some time after the blasts.
Shahen Shah, additional superintendent of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said police forces have been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.
Vehicular movement retuned to normalcy when police cleared the road and sent the students to the campus.
“Discussions are on between the teachers of the college and leaders of Traders Association over the issue and a solution will come by today,” said Shahen Shah.
Besides, New Market shopkeepers hanged a white flag on the gate of the market as a symbol of peace.
A 20-year-old man identified as Nahid Hossain, a delivery man for Dlink courier service , who suffered injuries during violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market traders died on Tuesday.
Over 30 people, including journalists and students, were injured Tuesday as students of Dhaka College locked into a series of clashes again with traders of New Market around the Nilkhet intersection.
The whole area turned into a battleground after a fresh clash erupted between them around 10 am Tuesday, as a sequel to Monday night's tensions, said witnesses.
Around midnight on Monday, a clash ensued between the traders and college students, with the latter alleging that a few of their peers were thrashed and stabbed by a couple of shopkeepers when they had gone to the market for shopping, and refused to pay the bill at an eatery.