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350 sued over Thakurgaon UP polls violence that left infant dead

A three-member probe body has been formed by Thakurgaon district administration over the incident

Update : 30 Jul 2022, 09:29 PM

A case was filed against 350 people on Saturday over violence after announcement of election results of Bachor Union Parishad in Ranisankail upazila of Thakurgaon when a nine-month-old was shot dead allegedly in police firing.

The case was filed against 350 anonymous people with Ransankail police upon receiving a complaint from Md Khatibar Rahman, presiding officer of the polling centre.

On Wednesday evening, when the results of the Bachor UP election were announced at VF Junior High School polling centre, supporters of a defeated candidate attacked police.

At one point, police fired bullets to take control of the situation. Unfortunately, Suraiya Akter Asha, who was on her mother’s lap at that time was shot in the head.

After the incident, enraged locals besieged some police members including Officer-in-Charge of Ranisankail police station SM Zahid Iqbal for a few hours in Khutiatuli area.

Later additional police members rescued them and sent two cops to the hospital.

On Thursday, a three-member probe body was formed by the Thakurgaon district administration over the incident with district magistrate Ramkrishna Barman as its head and additional superintendent of police Mirza Tarek and district election officer Saiful Islam as members.

The committee was asked to submit a report within seven days.

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