BHOLA: Four persons were killed, nine bullet-hit and at least fifty others injured in a number of clashes between police and locals in Borhanuddin upazila of the district on Sunday (October 20).
9 bullet-injured were admitted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC).
The confrontation began at Borhanuddin Secondary school area around 11 am.
Biplab, a youth from Kachia union of the upazila, uploaded a post on Facebook, resulting in backlash against it from the entire upazila. Police detained the youth along with another person on Saturday.
Locals announced a demonstration for Sunday centering on the Facebook post, but they faced resistance from police in Borhanuddin Secondary school area. The resistance degraded into chaos and then severe confrontation. Police fired a few rounds of tear shells to tame the situation. Additional police were also deployed.
The injured were hospitalized locally. Chaos is still going on till writing the report.
Borhanuddin Police Station Sub Inspector (SI) Mohaminul Islam told Banglanews that he had heard of one person’s death at Borhanuddin Upazila Health Complex.
Shaheen, Family Planning Officer at Borhanuddin Upazila Health Complex told Banglanews that the bodies of Mahfuz and Mizan, who were shot dead in the clash, were brought to the hospital. Besides, a number of injured people have been admitted.
BDST: 1448 HRS, OCT 20, 2019