The deceased, identified as Mohammad Ali, 35, succumbed to his injuries at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) while undergoing treatment on Wednesday at around 9pm.
Confirming the information, Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali police station, said police lodged the case since any relative of the deceased is yet to be turned up.
- Clash over Banshkhali power plant leaves 1 dead, 16 injured
Two groups, for and against the construction of the plant, had clashed at Gondamara union in Banshkhali upazila on Wednesday, where 16 others were also injured.
Local business conglomerate S Alam Group is setting up the coal-based power plant.
According to local sources, the clash ensued when followers of Liakat Ali and Nurul Mostafa Sangram, leaders of the two factions, had assembled for a preset discussion.
Liakat Ali, a local BNP leader and convener of the Committee to Protect Homestead and Graveyard, has been leading the anti-coal power plant movement in the area, while his rival Nurul Mostafa Sangram, a local Awami League leader, is in favour of the proposed power plant.
The deceased was said to be a follower of the latter.
On April 4 last year, at least four protesters were killed and 30 more injured in a similar agitation programme on Gondamara School premises of the upazila.
On February 16, the government signed a deal allowing the joint venture of S Alam Group and China’s SEPCO-3 Electric Power Construction Corporation and HTG Group to build an ultra supercritical thermal power plant with a net capacity of 1224MW at a cost of $2.4bn.