A total of 18 people have been killed in protests, clashes and violence over the opposition to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit. Most of them are ordinary people. Of these, 13 were killed in Brahmanbaria and 4 in Hathazari in Chittagong. According to the official statement, they were killed in a clash between March 26 and 27 during the “destructive activities of the custody”.
Hefazat, on the other hand, claims that 15 people have died in Brahmanbaria at this time. All of them were shot dead by law enforcement. Hefazat said with a list of 15 names, most of them are ordinary people.
Madrasa students staged a procession in Chittagong’s Hathazari area after clashes erupted in the Baitul Mukarram area of Dhaka after Friday prayers on March 26 over anti-Modi protests. When they attacked the police station, clashes broke out. Madrasa students protested in Brahmanbaria after news of the deaths of four people spread in the area. They attacked, vandalized and set fire to various installations including railway stations. Then there was violence in Brahmanbaria for three days in a row.
According to the government, about 8 crore rupees has been lost due to these violence. Of which Tk 62 crore has been lost in Brahmanbaria. A case has been filed in the police station regarding the destructive activities. However, the local police is not saying anything clear about the incident. In particular, no official information has been given to the media about who was killed in the shootings. Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police Muhammad Anisur Rahman told Prothom Alo on Sunday, “I don’t want to say the number of deaths now. You find out. ‘
However, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told parliament on Sunday that a total of 18 people had been killed in the three days of violence.
When asked, the Home Minister told Prothom Alo that the list has been compiled on the basis of information received from the District Police and District Special Branch (DSB) of Brahmanbaria and Chittagong. All of them died in the clashes.
Earlier, at a press conference on March 30 and at a protest rally on April 2, Sajidur Rahman, central naib of Hifazat-e-Islam and principal of Darul Arkan Islamia Madrasa in Brahmanbaria, said 15 people had been killed by police and BGB in three days. Releasing a list with their names and addresses, he said most of those who died were ordinary people. Ordinary people are also united with their program, he claimed.
According to Home Ministry sources, four people were killed in Hathazari and 13 in Brahmanbaria, according to the Hefazat Death List.
On March 26, Md. Was killed on the Comilla-Sylhet highway in front of the Brahmanbaria city police outpost. Ashik (20), who is a mason by profession. 7 people were killed on 26 March. They are plastic factory worker Badal (28), raw material trader Kauchar (30), worker Nurul Amin (22), CNG driver Md. Alam (40) and Sujan (20) and Hafeez Md. Jobayer (14) and Jamia Yunusia Madrasa student Mohammad Hossain (22). Among them, Mohammad Hossain was killed at Kalibari intersection and the other six at Nandanpur on the Comilla-Sylhet highway.
On March 26, five people were killed. Four of them died at the Bishwaroad junction and one at Nandanpur on the Comilla-Sylhet highway. The dead are Sarail Pathanpara Hafizia Madrasa alumnus. Alamin (19), rickshaw puller Liton (30), laborer Kamaluddin (32), Tabligh Jamaat’s Kalon Mia (40) and clothes shop employee Ratim (22).
On the other hand, four people were killed in Hathazari on March 26. They are Nasir Ullah (22), Rabiul Islam (22) and Kazi Mirajul Islam (22) of Hathazari Madrasa and tailor Wahidul Islam (18).
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Prothom Alo, “From March 26 to 28, violence and attacks in different parts of the country have caused a loss of about Tk 100 crore. All the reports have come into our hands. We will not leave anyone behind. Every injustice will be judged. ‘