Police fired 12 blank shots to bring the situation under control
A man was shot dead in clashes between supporters of two candidates in the elections to Hajariganj Union Parishad in Bhola’s Charfashion upazila on Monday morning.
Police arrested one Riaz after a case was filed against 10 people in this connection.
The father of the victim, identified as Monir, 22, filed the case, confirmed Shashibhushan police station Officer-in-Charge Rafiqul Islam.
Earlier in the day, at least two others were injured in the violence occurred near the Charfakira Primary School voting centre.
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Witnesses said that a clash between the supporters of Yaseen and Yunus Shikder, the Ward-5 member candidates, broke out around 11am. Monir was shot during the clash, and rushed to Charfashion Upazila Health Complex.
He later succumbed to his injuries, said Upazila Health Officer Shovon Bashak.
Police said that they had to fire 12 blank shots to bring the situation under control.
Superintendent of Police Md Kaiser said that Monir had not been killed in police firing.