Three days shutdown: Five killed and scores injured in violent clashes during first day

Staff Correspondent:   Five peoples were killed in the violent clashes during first day of the three days countrywide shutdown on Sunday. Moreover scores were injured in those clashes among Police, Pro-hartal BNP-Jamaat activists and ruling party Awami-Jubo-Chatra League men.   The five people were killed in Faridpur, Jessore, Pirojpur, Pabna and Chittagong districts till afternoon of the opposition’s 60-hour nationwide hartal.     In Faridpur: Swechhasebak Dal leader Maruf Sheikh was killed and 11 others were injured in a clash between police and hartal supporters in Nagarkanda upazila.   Jessore: Jubo League leader Alamgir Hossain Shimul was beaten to death allegedly by some opposition activists at Noapra in Abhaynagar upazila around 8:30 am.     Pabna: Jamaat-E-Islami activist Julhas Uddin Munna was killed and another five were injured in an attack allegedly by some Awami League activists in Sheikhpara area on Natore-Pabna highway in Ishwardi upazila.     Pirojpur: Awami League activist Swapan Shil was killed and two Jubo League men were injured in an attack allegedly by some opposition activists at Balipara bazar in Zianagar Upazila.     Chittagong: Chhatra League activist Muslem Uddin killed in trio clash among Police-Pro Hartal and Anti Hartal activists in Sitakund Upazila of Chittagong district.   Meanwhile, the first eight hours of the 60-hour hartal were also marked by stray incidents of bomb blasts, clashes, vandalism and arson elsewhere in the country.   In the capital picketers set ablaze at BRTC bus and engaged in sporadic incidents.

Source: BD Chronicle