350 sued over Thakurgaon UP polls violence that left infant dead

Saturday, 30 July 2022

A case was filed against 350 people on Saturday over violence after announcement of election results of Bachor Union Parishad in Ranisankail Upazila of Thakurgaon when a nine-month old was shot dead allegedly in police firing.

The case was filed against 350 unidentified people at Ransankail police station upon receiving a complaint from the presiding officer of the polling center Md Khatibar Rahman, reports UNB.

On Wednesday evening, when results of Bachor UP election were announced at VF Junior High School polling center, supporters of a defeated candidate attacked police.

At one point of the clash police fired bullets to take control of the situation. Unfortunately Suraiya Akter Asha, who was on her mother’s lap at that time was shot in the head.

After the incident, enraged locals besieged some police members including Officer-in-Charge of Ranisankail police station SM Zahid Iqbal for few hours at Khutiatuli area.

Later additional police members rescued them and sent two cops to hospital.

On Thursday, a three-member probe body was formed by Thakurgaon district administration over the incident with district magistrate Ramkrishna Barman as its head and additional superintendent of police Mirza Tarek and district election officer Saiful Islam as members.

The committee was asked to submit a report within seven days.