A 32-year-old female garment worker named Jesmin Begum, who was a junior sewing operator at Goldtex Garments Ltd. of the DEPZ, died and 35 others injured when police intervened to free the Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Ashulia from the agitating garment workers demanding wage arrears, on 13 June (Sunday).
Media reports maintained this while adding on Sunday morning, workers in hundreds from Lini Apparels and Lini Fashion held demonstrations on the Nabinagar-Chandra highway, who were later joined by workers from Shine Fashion, Avant Guard and the now-closed One BD Limited, who created traffic congestion resulting in long tailbacks on both sides of the busy highway, which prompted police to intervene and take action to disperse the agitating workers and free the road.
Speaking to the media, Superintendent of the Industrial Police in Ashulia, Md. Asaduzzaman, reportedly, claimed that while trying to flee from the spot Jesmin Begum — agitating workers claimed that Jesmin was one amongst 6,000 workers of Lenny Fashions Ltd., which was declared closed on 20 January, and who later joined Goldtex Garments — hit her head against an iron pole.
The Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp in-charge Bacchu Miah later, reportedly, maintained that she died from the injuries at the DMCH.