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Minor boy receives bullet in pickets-police clash

Update : 07 Dec 2013, 12:12 PM

A six year-old boy and his father sustained bullet wounds during a clash between police and Jamaat-Shibir activists in the capital’s Malinagh Chowdhuripara area Saturday morning.

The minor child Md Mahir Alam and his father Majedur Alam, 45, an NGO official, fell victim while returning home from the nearby Malibagh bazaar at around 11am.

The injured father and the son were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

The father Majedur told the Dhaka Tribune, he had gone to Malibagh bazaar along with his son and that they were injured while returning home.

“When we came close to Malibagh Chowdhuripara, we heard several crude bombs explode. We tried to run for safety, but before we started, we were shot”, said Majedur.

Witnesses said police fired several rounds of bullets when Jamaat-Shibir activists brought out a procession and exploded several crude bombs.

They said when Majed and his son received bullet wounds; local people rushed them to the DMCH.

DMCH sources said rubber bullets hit the child on his forehead while his father sustained injuries on his back and legs.

Despite repeated attempts over phone, Mashiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Ramna police station, could not be reached.

Sub-inspector Sifat Ara, a duty officer of the police station, said they were not informed of any such incidents.

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