The protestors at Shahbagh accused fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) of killing Haidar with lethal weapons last evening while he was returning home. The killing prompted the protesters to go back to their 24-hour movement instead of seven-hour programme which they had declared hours before the death.
Haidar's death came hours after violence at southeastern Cox's Bazar district that left three people dead. The violence broke out after JI activists turned violent following Friday prayers to protest their top leaders' trial for war crimes.
JI and their student affiliate Islamic Chhatra Shibir were trying to wage counter protest attacking or torching vehicles and attacking policemen apparently under a hit ad run strategy to halt their stalwarts' ongoing trial.
The violence saw deaths of at least 14 people including Haidar, who apparently came under wraths of the Islamists for his internet blog campaign demanding ban on the JI politics and boycott of the health, banking and other services as part of the youngsters "non-political and non-partisan" movement.