April 13, 2021


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Case in Bagerhat election violence case, arrest 1

A case has been filed in connection with the death o

f a man in a clash between supporters of two UP member candidates in Shasan village of Chunkhola union in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat.

Mamtaz Begum, daughter of Asad Sheikh, who was killed on Saturday, filed the case with Mollahat Police Station, naming six people and accusing 12 others. Among them, the police have arrested the accused Mikail Hossain Chowdhury.

Mollahat Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Kazi Golam Kabir said Mamtaz Begum, daughter of the deceased, had filed a case against Abul Hossain Mollah on Saturday, naming six people as the main accused and 10-12 others. We have arrested the second accused Mikail Hossain Chowdhury. Police are continuing their operation to arrest the other accused.
Earlier on Thursday evening, clashes broke out between supporters of Mamun Sheikh and Kibria Sharif, members of Ward No. 2 of Chunkhola Union in Mollahat Upazila. At least 20 people were injured. Among the injured, Asad Sheikh, 60, uncle of candidate Mamun Sheikh, died at Gopalganj Sadar Hospital.

As news of the death spread, 30 to 35 houses of people on both sides were vandalized. Meanwhile, police have been deployed in Shasan village of Mollahat upazila since the clash. The situation in the area is tense.

BD Daily / Abu Jafar