A Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal activist, who sustained bullet injuries during a gunfight with police at Char Lawrence Berarganj on Lakshmipur-Ramgati road in Kamalnagar of Lakshmipur on March 2, died at National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation in Dhaka early Wednesday, reports United News of Bangladesh.
The deceased was identified as Arif Hossain, activist of Juba Dal, youth wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, a resident of Charkalkini in Kamalnagar.
On March 2, suspecting sabotage, a team of police challenged a group of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men in the area around 1:00am, said Nasim Miah, Laxmipur assistant superintendent of police.
According to police, alleged saboteurs open fired on police, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, triggering a gunfight in which Mayeen Uddin and Arif Hossain sustained bullet injuries.
Police arrested the two injured while their associates managed to flee the scene.
Injured Mayeen Uddin and Arif Hossain were admitted to Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital under police custody. Later, Arif was shifted to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Hospital in the capital as his condition deteriorated.
Officer-in-charge of Kamalnagar Police Station Kabir Ahmed confirmed the death of Arif.
Source: New Age