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Polls violence leaves two dead in Rangamati, Ctg

Published: December 30, 2018 11:39:38 | Updated: December 30, 2018 12:37:37


A Jubo League leader and a Jatiya Party activist were killed in election-related violence in Rangamati and Chattogram districts on Sunday.

In Rangamati, a local Jubo league leader was killed in an attack allegedly by some BNP activists at Kashkhali union in Kaukhali upazila in the morning, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Bashir Uddin, general secretary of Kashkhali union Jubo Legue unit.

An altercation took place between some supporters of BNP and Awami League on Saturday night, Smrity Bikash Tripura, Rangamati Jila Parishad member, said.

As a sequel to the altercation, BNP men attacked Bashir and one of his followers while they were going to polling station in the morning, leaving them critically injured, he said.

Among the injured, Bashir died on the way to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital.

In Chattogram, a Jatiya Party activist was killed in clash with Awami League men at Katharia in Banshkhali upazila on Sunday morning.

The deceased was identified as Kabir Ahmed, 45.

Jatiya Party aspirant for Chattogram- 16 constituency Mahmudu Chowdhury alleged that some leaders and activists of ruling Awami League and Jubo League tried to stamp seal on boat symbol after occupying Baraitali government primary school polling centre on Saturday night.

As the JP activists tried to resist them they opened fire on them, triggering a clash that left Kabir dead and several injured.

Ballot boxes were stuffed in 20 polling centres in the constituency overnight, he claimed.

On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control. They also recovered the body from the spot, said Kamal Hasan, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali Police Station.

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