At least 50 people including five policemen were injured in a clash with ready-made garment workers centering death rumour in Siddhirganj upazila of Narayanganj.
The angry workers also torched a police pick-up van, four motorcycles and a police box during a chase and counter-chase that halted the vehicular movements on Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet highways for about three and a half hours.
Later, law enforcers fired several rounds of blank shots and a number of teargas canisters to disperse the RMG workers, our Narayanganj correspondent reports quoting Sheikh Nazmul Alam, superintendent of police in Narayanganj.
The clash ensured when a rumour spread that one of their fellow workers was beaten to death by police in Siddhirganj.
Witnesses said several hundreds of workers of Adamji EPZ area demonstrated in Adamji Nagar to protest increase of hijacking incidents in Siddhirganj and ther death rumour.
RMG workers Anjuman Ara, Delwara and Ohidul informed that the incidents of hijacking are increasing day by day in the area. Muggers took away their valuables after stabbing them.
They also claimed that they had informed the local administration about the mugging but they did not pay any heed to their objection.