Workers are protesting demanding unpaid wages and other benefits
Nine people were injured in a clash between police and jute mill workers near Daulatpur check post in Khulna.
The incident occurred around 10am on Thursday, during a 72-hour strike by protesting jute mill workers.
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Moniruzzaman Mithu said: “The workers attacked the policemen at Daulatpur check post. There has been a lot of damage.
“The injured have been taken to hospital. We are trying to find the cause behind the sudden attack.”
Khalilur Rahman, a leader of jute mill workers, said: “This is an isolated incident born from a misunderstanding. The situation is under control now.
“Five workers have been injured in the incident. Our protest will continue.”
Jute mill workers across Bangladesh have blocked railway tracks and highways, observing a four-hour shutdown to press home their demands for unpaid wages and other benefits.
The shutdown is being enforced by workers of nine state-owned jute mills across Khulna, Jessore, and several other districts across Bangladesh, as part of the final day of a 72-hour strike that began on Tuesday.
The protesters are observing the strike demanding a wage commission, the immediate payment of due gratuities, and a provident fund. The strike is scheduled to end at 6am on Friday.