Calling it a planned act of sabotage by a certain quarter, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday demanded an immediate impartial judicial inquiry into the incident of setting the Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express train on fire.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, in a statement, also said that this kind of heinous and atrocious crime was only possible with the help of anti-people forces.

‘Those who set fire to a train at Tejgaon in Dhaka today and took the lives of four passengers are undoubtedly inhuman. It’s not possible without the involvement of special quarters,’ he said.

The BNP leader said that there was deep suspicion among the public whether this incident was carried out as a ploy to divert public attention away from the ongoing democratic movement.

‘Saboteurs are the enemies of humanity. I’m deeply concerned over this barbaric and heartbreaking incident and I strongly condemn it. We demand an impartial judicial inquiry into the incident,’ Rizvi said.

He strongly demanded the immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the miscreants involved in the Mohanganj Express fire incident.

The BNP leader also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls of those who were killed and speedy recovery of the injured.

At least four people including a child were killed as miscreants set fire to the Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express train in the capital’s Tejgaon Railway station area early Tuesday, just an hour before Tuesday’s hartal called by BNP and their allies began.

Three carriages of the train were set on fire minutes after 5:00am and the firefighters tame the blaze at about 6:45am.