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4 killed in police-villagers clash in Bhola

  • Published at 03:40 pm October 20th, 2019
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File photo: Locals carry an injured person after a clash between villagers and police over an unverified Facebook post in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Police fired rubber bullets to disperse crowd

At least four people have been killed and over 50 others injured in a clash between villagers and police over an unverified Facebook post in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola district.

Witnesses said a group of people brought out a procession in Borhanuddin Bazararound 11am on Sunday, protesting a Facebook post of a youth, which hurt their religious sentiments.

At one stage of the procession, police fired rubber bullets to disperse crowd when the protesters became violent. 

When contacted, Superintendent of Police Sarker Md Kayser confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Witnesses said madrasa student Mahbub, 14, college student Shahin, 18, died on the spot in the clash while locals Mahfuj, 45, and Mizanur, 50, died on the way to Bhola Sadar Hospital.

Bhola Civil Surgeon Rathindranath Roy confirmed the deaths.