Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

Students clashed with police in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday as anger mounted at the death of a writer and government critic in a high-security jail. At least 18 police and an unknown number of protesters were injured in the clashes, authorities and witnesses said, amid international demands for an independent investigation into the death of Mushtaq Ahmed. An AFP correspondent saw police using batons and firing tear gas at students who staged a torchlight march calling for “justice” near Dhaka University. Police said at least six students who allegedly attacked security forces with torches w…

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