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Minor among two killed in UP poll violence

Update : 03 Apr 2016, 02:29 PM
Two people, including a boy, have been killed in violence centring on the second phase of the Union Parishad election in Dhaka and Jessore. The deceased are Shubho, 10, of Keraniganj area in Dhaka and food vendor Mujibur Rahman Bishey, of Jessore. Shubho was caught in the line of fire between two rival candidates in Keraniganj. Later, he died while being taken to a hospital. UNO Abul Bashar Md Fokhruzzaman said: “The incident took place at the polling centre in Modhuchor Government Primary School of Hazratpur union around 10:30am.” Mijibur was killed in violence centring on the election in Chachra Union Parishad in Jessore. Detective Branch (DB) of police OC Ali Ahmed Hashmi said a group of miscreants hurled bombs in front of the polling centre at Bhaturia Government Primary School around 11am on Thursday. “Mijubur was selling food outside the polling centre when the explosions took place. He was injured in the blast.” In retaliation, police fired shots to bring the situation under control. The DB official saKolkataid Mujibur was pronounced dead by the doctors when taken to the Jessore 250-bed Hospital. However, locals claimed that Mujibur was struck by a bullet to the head during the police shooting. The hospital's doctor Abdullah Al-Mamun said: “A bullet wound was found on Mujibur's head. He has several splinters in his body.” Following the incident, Presiding Officer Md Salim postponed the voting in the centre. The second phase of the election in 639 Union Parishads is underway.violence#sthash.7YWpItKZ.dpuf
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