The accident might have passed as an everyday occurrence in a city with notoriously unsafe traffic and in a country where more than 4,000 pedestrians were killed in road accidents previous year.
Bangladeshi expatriates have been thoroughly vocal about their support regarding the student protests taking place in the capital as well as the rest of the country.
Videos circulated on social media show the police beating up students in an effort to clear the blockaded roads.
Defying government warnings to end the protests, students in school uniforms have blocked most of Dhaka's roads, setting up checkpoints that let through only emergency vehicles.
The protesters have been demanding safer roads in Bangladesh, where corruption is rife, making it easy for unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles to ply on the roads. "We don't want people to die on the streets". Bus services in the city and on routes to elsewhere in the country were cancelled.
"It was a peaceful rally, but suddenly police fired tear gas shells aimed at us that left several injured", Mohammad Atikur Rahman, one of the protesters, told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur news agency.
Bangladeshi police fired tear gas at students occupying an intersection in central Dhaka.
The BCL were also blamed for attacks on journalists - including the destruction of phones and cameras - which the Daily Star newspaper called a "reprehensible violation" of press freedom.
The motorcade of United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat, was the subject of a late-night attack in Mohammadpur, Dhaka, on Saturday, as she was leaving a farewell dinner organised for the chief of a non-governmental organisation.
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Police have also announced they will not respond to non-emergency calls in the city due to the demonstration in a Portland park. Counter-protesters prepare to clash with Patriot Prayer protesters during a rally in Portland on Saturday.
On Sunday, prominent activist and renowned photographer Shahidul Alam was detained over Facebook posts commenting on the protests.
With the protest movement nearly entirely driven by young people, its unsurprising that social media has played a key role, in both spreading the initial news about the two killed as well as in organising the demonstrations.
On Monday the law and justice minister Anisul Huq told AFP the cabinet has approved a new law allowing for the death penalty "if an investigation finds that the death in a road accident has been caused deliberately".
Authorities have pleaded with students to call off the protests that have almost paralyzed Dhaka and spread beyond the capital.
Ms Hasina on Sunday urged the students to go home.
"Teenagers attacked Awami League's party office". In order to prevent tragic incidents like these happening in the future, students took to the streets to campaign for road safety.
The UN official said students and young people had legitimate right to speak out on issues of concern to them including road safety issues and to have their opinion heard without the threat of violence.
There have been reports that both the ruling party and opposition have mobilized supporters to infiltrate the protests.