Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatrashibir set at least two motorcycles on fire on the road in front of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in the early hours of Tuesday.
The incident took place around 5:30 am, when Jamaat-Shibir activists staged a protest around the ambulance carrying the body of convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi.
At the time, they demanded that Sayeedi’s janaza be held in Dhaka. Later, police rushed to the spot and fired tear gas shells to disperse them.
Delwar Hossain Sayeedi passed away on Monday night while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).